Montenegro defender Marko Basa has signed a four-year deal with French champion Lille from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Basa already played under Lille coach Rudi Garcia at Le Mans from 2005-08 before joining Lokomotiv.

The 1.9-meter defender will replace France center-back Adil Rami, who left for Valencia at the end of the season.

Basa, 28, said ''I'm joining an ambitious club and I'm happy to be reunited with Rudi Garcia, who helped me improve a lot.''

Lille secured its first title since 1954 and added the French Cup this season.