Ligue 1 side FC Lorient have announced the acquisition of 21-year-old Ivorian attacker Stéphane Diarra from 3rd division side Le Mans.
The Rennes youth product has signed a 5-year contract with Les Merlus.
FCL manager Christophe Pélissier had the following to say on the deal, for a player who was also being chased by Lille and Marseille:
“Stéphane is a player who we have been following for many months. His great performances this season confirmed strongly what we thought about him. He has a big margin for progression and already has a lot of qualities. He is a dynamic, fast and technical player who will know how to adapt to our style of play. I am very happy to see him join our squad.”