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Soccer-Lyon sign Lille players Bodmer and Keita
June 16, 2007 / 1:57 PM / in 10 years

Soccer-Lyon sign Lille players Bodmer and Keita

LYON, June 16 (Reuters) - Lille players Mathieu Bodmer and Kader Keita have joined French champions Olympique Lyon on four-year contracts.

“Keita cost 18 million euro ($23.97 million) including two million of profit-sharing. Bodmer cost 6.5 million euro,” Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas told a news conference on Saturday.

The bonus granted to Keita is linked to Lyon’s qualification for the first knockout round of the Champions League over the next four years.

The 26-year-old Ivory Coast international striker scored nine goals in 36 league games for Lille this season.

Midfielder Bodmer, 25, is regarded as one of the best Ligue 1 prospects.

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