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Baša reunited with Garcia at Lille

Published: Thursday 23 June 2011, 20.46CET
Montenegrin international Marko Baša is to be reacquainted with his former coach, Rudi Garcia, after agreeing to join LOSC Lille Métropole from FC Lokomotiv Moskva.
Baša reunited with Garcia at Lille
Marko Baša in action for Montenegro against England's Adam Johnson during their goalless UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw at Wembley last October ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 23 June 2011, 20.46CET

Baša reunited with Garcia at Lille

Montenegrin international Marko Baša is to be reacquainted with his former coach, Rudi Garcia, after agreeing to join LOSC Lille Métropole from FC Lokomotiv Moskva.

Montenegrin international Marko Baša has become LOSC Lille Métropole's second signing of the summer after agreeing to move from FC Lokomotiv Moskva on a five-year deal.

The 28-year-old centre-back returns to Ligue 1, where he spent four seasons at Le Mans FC between 2005/06 and 2008/09 serving coach Rudi Garcia, with whom he has been re-united at Lille. "I have been in talks with LOSC for a long time," said Baša. "The deal was done today and I'm happy to be here. I have joined an ambitious side and linked up with a coach who improved me in the past."

Baša, who has signed for a fee believed to be in the region of €1.5m, will fill the void left by Adil Rami's departure to Valencia CF.

After claiming their first French league title since 1953/53, Garcia's side, who also signed FC Nantes striker Ronny Rodelin earlier this month, will enter the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League at the group stage.

Last updated: 24/06/11 13.04CET

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