Lille have confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou on a free transfer following his release by Chelsea. Kalou has agreed a four-year deal at the Ligue 1 side after being released at the end of last season following six years with the London club.
Salomon Kalou has finally decided his upcoming four years on his future as he signed four year deal for Lille soon after being released from the Champions league winning side Chelsea.
Kalou, who was brought to Chelsea by Jose Mourinho in 2006 after an impressive spell at Feyenoord, made 254 appearances for the Barclays Premier League club, including 147 starts, and scored 60 goals. The frontman ended last season as a key member of manager Roberto Di Matteo’s plans, making the starting line-up for Chelsea’s victories in both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Kalou joins a Lille side who were the champions in France back in 2011. Lille are qualified for the upcoming champions league play offs after they secured third position in the league table with 74 points.