Lille land Gervinho from Le Mans

LILLE - Ivory Coast midfielder Gervinho has joined Lille on a three-year contract and will team up with his former coach, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday. Gervinho, 22, turned professional with Belgian team Beveren in 2005. Two years later, he moved to French club Le Mans under coach Rudi Garcia, who became Lille manager last month. Local media reports estimated the fee was around 6 million euros.