French giants Marseille have announced the signing of French goalkeeper Yohann Pele from Sochaux.
The 32-year-old arrives at Stade Velodrome on a free transfer, but the length of his contract was not disclosed.
It remains to be seen whether the experienced keeper will serve as a replacement for Steve Mandanda or if he will be a number one shot-stopper if the France international leaves.
Several years ago, Pele was widely regarded as Ligue 1’s best goalkeepers, but he then struggled to get his career back on track after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism.
A move to Sochaux helped him return to the big stage, with Pele making 49 league appearances for les Lionceaux.
The highly rated footballer had began his career at Le Mans, making 164 league outings for the club before joining Toulouse in 2009.
Pele was also called to the France squad for October 2008 friendly against Tunisia, but he did not feature in that match.
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