Givet joins Blackburn

Marseille defender Gael Givet has joined Blackburn on loan until the end of the season.

Marseille defender Gael Givet has joined Blackburn on loan until the end of the season.

Rovers have the option of signing the 27-year-old on a permanent basis at the end of his loan spell, according to a statement on Marseille’s website, www.om.net.

Givet, who can play at left-back or at centre-back and has been capped by France, has not played a single match for OM this season.

He joined the Mediterranean side from Monaco in the summer of 2007 and made 29 appearances in Ligue 1 last season.

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