Senegal international Lamine Sane joins Orlando City from Werder Bremen

Senegal international Lamine Sane joins Orlando City from Werder Bremen
Lamine Sane

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Feb 23, 2018. 16:00

Senegal international defender Lamine Sane has completed his switch to the Major Soccer League side, Orlando City.

The Senegalese international has become the latest African to move to the MLS in the USA after signing for City.

According to reports, the 30-year-old defender joins from German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.

"Lamine will significantly strengthen our back line," Orlando City's General Manager Niki Budalic said.

"He brings tremendous experience at the highest levels of European football and we believe he will fit right in with what we're trying to build in Orlando."

Sane, seen as a versatile defender-cum-midfielder made 40 appearances and scored twice for Bremen after joining them in 2016 from French side, Bordeaux.

Prior to his switch to Germany, Sane spent seven seasons at Bordeaux and made 188 appearances in the French Ligue 1 between 2009 and 2016.

The Lions of Teranga campaigner has won 35 caps for Senegal, including in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns.

Despite moving to a less competitive league, he will be hoping to represent his nation for the Teranga Lions at this year's World Cup in Russia.



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