01/18/2012 12:04 EST | Updated 03/19/2012 05:12 EDT

Saint-Etienne signs striker Danijel Aleksic until 2015 after successful trial period

SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Saint-Etienne has signed Serbian striker Danijel Aleksic after he impressed during a trial period.

The French club announced the deal on its website Wednesday, saying that the 20-year-old Aleksic has signed a 3 1/2 year contract after spending two weeks training with the club.

Aleksic has played once for Serbia, and he previously played for Italian side Genoa and on loan to German second-division club Greuther Furth.

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier says "we saw a lot of qualities in him, Danijel is a bright prospect."