Lille bring in Rozehnal, Enyeama
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Czech Republic defender David Rozehnal signed a three-year contract with Lille today, completing a permanent move from Hamburg after a successful loan spell with the French champions last season.

Lille announced the deal on their website and also revealed that Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was joining from Hapoel Tel-Aviv.

30-year-old Rozehnal played 27 times for Lille during the last campaign as they won the domestic double, claiming their first league title since 1954 and their first French Cup since 1955.

The former Paris Saint-Germain defender, who has also played for Club Brugge, Newcastle United and Lazio, had said several times that he wanted to stay with Lille.

"I am very happy to be able to prolong my story at Lille," said Rozehnal. "It is great news for me and for my career but also for my private life because my family feels very much at home in Lille."

28-year-old Enyeama, who was outstanding for Nigeria at last year's FIFA World Cup™, also signed a three-year deal to end a four-year stay in Israel.

"To come here to Lille, to the French champions, it is a bit like a dream coming true," he said. "My ambition is to continue to progress with this excellent squad and top coach."