Remy seals Marseille switch

PARIS - France striker Loic Remy has joined Olympique Marseille from Ligue 1 rivals Nice, the French champions said on Thursday.

The player later passed a medical and signed a five-year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee, Marseille said in a statement on their website.

Marseille, who have lost their first two league matches this season, desperately need a striker to replace their Senegal forward Mamadou Niang, last season's Ligue 1 top scorer with 18 goals, who has left for Fenerbahce.

The 23-year-old Remy, who has two caps, started at Olympique Lyon and joined Racing Lens in 2007 before moving to Nice the following year. He scored 14 Ligue 1 goals last season.

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