L'OM land strike duo
Marseille capture forward pair as they look to bolster squad
By Razwan Mirza. Last Updated: August 24, 2010 5:03pm
Gignac: Moving to Marseille
French champions Marseille have signed strike duo Andre-Pierre Gignac and Loic Remy.
The club confirmed that Gignac has joined the Stade Velodrome side from Toulouse in a deal worth £14.75million on a reported five-year contract.
The France international was Ligue 1's top scorer in the 2008/2009 season with 24 goals and was awarded the Trophee du Meilleur Buteur as a result.
The 24-year-old, who was born in Martigues, a town near Marseille, told reporters: "I'm very proud to wear Marseille's shirt. This is a dream come true."
Gignac has scored four goals from 16 international appearances for France and was part of the World Cup squad in South Africa.
The Provence side immediately turned their attentions to Gignac having failed to capture Sevilla's Brazil striker Luis Fabiano last week.
Marseille have also signed striker Loic Remy from Nice, who is expected to team up with Gignac.
The 23-year-old was cleared to play by medical staff on Tuesday despite a heart problem.