FC Lorient have announced the signature of central defender Lindsay Rose, who leaves Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal - worth a reported €1.5m plus bonuses - after spending the second half of last season on loan with Les Merlus.
Rose, 24, is no stranger to the Stade du Moustoir, having turned out for les Merlus while on loan from Olympique Lyonnais last season, and now the Brittany club is where he will ply his trade for the foreseeable future, having signed a four-year deal to play for coach Sylvain Ripoll's side.
Part of last season's loan deal was an option for Lorient to buy Rose, who did not figure in the plans of OL coach Bruno Genesio, but Lorient chose not to exercise it so that they could review the asking price for the former Laval and Valenciennes stopper.
'For the long haul'
"I'm very happy to make my return to FC Lorient," explained Rose after putting pen to paper. "It's a club where I felt really great in the second half of last season. My objective was to come back here to the Merlus and carve out a place in the team for the long haul. Now I can continue to make progress at a club that promotes a particular kind of play. That's what I was looking for."