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By ESPN Staff

Sinama Pongolle completes Recreativo move

Recreativo Huelva have signed striker Florent Sinama Pongolle from Liverpool, according to the club's official website.

The 22-year-old has been on loan at the Primera Liga outfit since the start of the season and has scored 11 goals in the club's unlikely push for a UEFA Cup place.

Within the loan deal was the option to sign Sinama-Pongolle permanently, which Recreativo have exercised at a cost of four million euros (£2.7m).

The France Under-21 international is now under contract until June 2011.

Club president Francisco Mendoza said: 'Today is a very happy day for all those connected with Recreativo, as we have all waited for the moment of seeing Sinama as a member of the club.

'We have obtained him by putting in the most important financial push of this organisation in its 118-year history.-

Sinama Pongolle was bought by Liverpool from Le Havre in 2001 along with his distant cousin Anthony Le Tallec, but the pair remained with Le Havre until the summer of 2003.

Neither could command a regular first-team place at Anfield and Pongolle spent the second half of last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

After sealing his move, Sinama Pongolle said: -I would like to thank the club and the fans for the affection they have shown me since I arrived at Huelva.'