Ayasse signs for Nancy

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Thomas Ayasse
Arles-Avignon's midfielder Thomas Ayasse (left) fights for the ball with Montpellier's midfielder Geoffrey Dernis during their match in Avignon. Ayasse has signed a three-year deal with Nancy, the French first division club announced

Arles-Avignon midfielder Thomas Ayasse has signed a three-year deal with Nancy, the French first division club announced Friday.

Ayasse, who was out of contract at second division side Arles-Avignon, becomes Nancy's third signing of the summer after defender Abdou Rahman Dampha signed from Swiss side Neufchatel Xamax and midfielder Romain Grange arrived from French second tier side Chateauroux.

Nancy finished the 2012 season in 11th place, 37 points behind champions Montpellier.