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By ESPN Staff
Jun 9, 2011

Brest sign trio after relegation battle

Brest have announced a trio of signings as they begin the task of strengthening their squad ahead of the new season.

The Brittany club finished just two points above the relegation zone last term in their first season back in the top flight, but have added Ben Eden Basat, Jhon Culma and Lionel Cappone to their line-up as manager Alex Dupont seeks an improvement.

Striker Basat joins on a free transfer after being out of contract with Hapoel Haifa, the 24-year-old scored 20 goals in all competitions last season and had been linked with a host of European clubs.

Colombian midfielder Culma, 30, has been signed from Maccabi Haifa while goalkeeper Cappone, 32, joins after four years with Lorient.

Assistant manager Corentin Martin said of the signing of Basat: ''With his record, many clubs were interested.

''He is 24 years old and is highly motivated to come and play in Brest and help the team. He is a complete striker who has pace and can find space. Technically he is good and he is comfortable and clever in front of goal.''

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