Olympique Lyonnais have signed Toko Ekambi who is currently on loan at the club from Villarreal on a four-year contract, the Ligue 1 outfit said on Tuesday.
Lyon exercised an option to buy the player which comes as part of the initial loan deal worth 11.5 million euros ($12.86 million) plus add ons which includes a sell-on clause of 15% of any future transfer.
Ekambi, 27, has scored twice in eight league matches since joining the club on loan in January.
“Lyon is pleased to announce that it has taken up the purchase option for Ekambi from Villarreal,” the French club stated in a statement.
“The Cameroonian international has signed a four-year contract with the Rhone club.”
Toko Ekambi won the Prix Marc-Vivien Foe award for the best African player in Ligue while playing for Angers between 2016 t0 2018.