Swiss defender Mueller joins Olympique Lyon
PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Switzerland defender Patrick Mueller has joined Olympique Lyon from FC Basel for three million euros ($3.7 million), the French champions said on Thursday.
The 29-year-old Mueller, who played for Lyon from 2000 to 2004, has signed a 2-1/2 year contract, Lyon said on their website.
'Patrick was top of our priority list for the winter transfer window,' said coach Gerard Houllier.
The runaway Ligue 1 leaders badly needed a defender because Eric Abidal, Jeremy Berthod, Anthony Reveillere and Brazilian Claudio Cacapa are sidelined with injuries.