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Lille bring in Thiago Mendes from Sao Paulo

Lille complete the signing of Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes on a five-year deal from Sao Paulo.

Lille have confirmed the signing of Thiago Mendes on a five-year deal from Sao Paulo.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder joins the French outfit for a fee thought to be worth up to €9m (£8m), putting pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.

The switch sees him follow in the footsteps of Luiz Araujo, who also swapped Sao Paulo for Lille in June.

"Since I was a child, playing in Europe has always been a dream for me," Mendes told Lille's official website.

"I am very happy to be at Lille and in a competitive league. I hope to achieve my goals and win titles with this shirt.

"I want to grow as an individual and as part of the team, especially with Marcelo Bielsa, who has a very high reputation. I hope to progress alongside him."

Mendes is one of two signings made by Lille today, alongside the arrival of Kevin Malcuit from Saint-Etienne.


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Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michel Seri (L) vies with Saint-Etienne's French defender Kevin Malcuit during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Nice (OGCN) at Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France, on Septe
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille18104428171134
3Lyon179442920931
4Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne177642522327
6Marseille168262925426
7Nice177551315-226
8Reims186751316-325
9StrasbourgStrasbourg185852823523
10Nimes176562624223
11Rennes176562325-223
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871522-714
19MonacoMonaco1734101627-1113
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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