Nimes signs goalkeeper Reynet from relegated Toulouse

Toulouse's goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet makes a save during the French League One soccer match between Lyon and Toulouse, in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

NIMES, France — French soccer club Nimes signed goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet from relegated Toulouse on Wednesday.

Nimes said in a statement that the 29-year-old Reynet joined on a two-year deal.

Reynet has made 172 appearances in the first division and will replace Paul Bernardoni, who earlier this month transferred to Angers.

Nimes narrowly avoided relegation to the second division. It was in 18th place — the relegation-playoff position — when the league was ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Toulouse finished last and was relegated along with next-to-last Amiens. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion.

On Tuesday, clubs voted to maintain the top division at 20 teams for the 2020-21 season, a move that ended Amiens’ and Toulouse’s hopes of avoiding relegation. The demoted teams had proposed a 22-team league next season.

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