Lille have signed defender Stoppila Sunzu on a season-long loan from Chinese side, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.
The 26-year-old is well known to Lille manager Herve Renard, who was Zambia coach when they won the African Nations Cup in 2012 and then signed Sunzu for Sochaux.
Herve Renard told Lille’s official website
“Stoppila Sunzu is a very athletic defender with plenty of pace. He is a player who has many qualities but can sometimes still lack a bit of maturity. During the African Nations Cup win with Zambia in 2012, he was our rock. Without him, it would have been hard to win.”