Diakhate joins Lyon on loan

LYON - Olympique Lyon have signed Senegal central defender Pape Diakhate on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev, the Ligue 1 club said on their website on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Diakhate joined Kiev in 2007 after six years with Nancy and spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne.

He is Lyon's third acquisition after they signed midfielder Yoann Gourcuff from Girondins Bordeaux and striker Jimmy Briand from Stade Rennes.

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