Vignal leaves Portsmouth for Racing Lens

May 24, 2006

Former Liverpool and Rangers full-back Gregory Vignal has joined Lens on a four-year contract from Portsmouth.

The 24-year-old returns to France on a permanent deal six years after signing at Anfield under Gerard Houllier, although he has had loan spells in his homeland with Bastia and Rennes.

Vignal said: 'I have signed for four years and it is a good thing because I needed stability.'