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Loic Remy returns to France to sign with Lille

Loic Remy has signed for Lille.

Loic Remy has signed a two-year contract with Nice, the club announced on Friday, marking the forward's return to France after five years abroad.

"It makes me really happy to come back to France, in a league which I've missed and to sign with Lille, a really big French club," Remy said in a statement.

The 31-year-old left Marseille in 2013 to move to England with Queens Park Rangers before impressing on loan with Newacastle and moving to Chelsea a year later.

He scored 12 goals for Chelsea...

Las Palmas relegated in La Liga after 4-0 loss to Alaves

BARCELONA, Spain -- Las Palmas were relegated to Spain's second division after losing 4-0 at home to Alaves on Sunday.

Forward Munir El Haddadi scored twice after half-time before Alvaro Medran and Ruben Sobrino added two late goals to ensure Alaves remained in the top flight for another season.

Las Palmas were relegated with four matches remaining. The Canary Islands club had spent three seasons in the top tier.

Last-place Malaga have already been relegated.

Deportivo La Coruna are currently in...

Grading La Liga's Super Eagles so far this term

A swathe of relegation-threatened clubs in Spain opted to turn to Nigerian talent during the January transfer window in order to give themselves a boost ahead of the latter stages of the campaign.

While Emmanuel Emenike is yet to feature for Las Palmas, and Imoh Ezekiel has played for just 58 minutes, the other three players to have moved to Spain have begun to settle at their respective clubs.

However, have they done enough to suggest that they can fire their new employers away from the dropzone,...