Mears joins Marseille on loan

French heavyweights Marseille have taken defender Tyrone Mears on a season-long loan from English Championship side Derby County.

OM revealed on their official website they will have an option to buy Mears, 25, as they seek cover for Laurent Bonnart on the right side of defence.

Mears appeared 25 times for Derby last season as the Rams were relegated from the Premier League with just one win all season and a record low points total.

Mears joined Derby from West Ham United in a 1.7-million-euro move last year.