Ligue 1 - Bordeaux capture striker Rolan

Bordeaux have agreed a deal to sign Uruguay Under-20 international Diego Rolan from Defensor Sporting.

Ligue 1 - Bordeaux capture striker Rolan

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Diego Rolan (Reuters)

The striker, 19, has scored 10 times in 38 league appearances for the Uruguayan club and will now move to Europe to continue his development.

Rolan arrives at Bordeaux as a replacement for Yoan Gouffran, who last week secured a move to Newcastle.

"This will be a good signing for us," coach Francis Gillot said. "He is a young player but one with a future.

"I didn't know him, but our scouting department have seen him six or seven times. I have watched him on DVD and I have faith in the scouting department because they did a good job last season."

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