HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a two-year contract with an option year on Dec. 5, 2018.
Novillo is an attacking player with good technique, which allows him to play in different positions offensively including on the wing and at striker.
INTERNATIONAL: Novillo has played two games with the Martinique national team, against Haïti and Jamaica in the 2014 Concacaf Caribbean Cup. He had previously appeared with the France U19 team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Novillo was named to the Australian A-League Team of the Season by the Professional Football Association following the 2015-16 campaign, after recording nine goals and four assists in 21 games, including 20 starts, and 1,783 minutes with Melbourne City. He also scored one goal in two Australian Cup games. He joined Manchester City's parent club in March 2015, scoring two goals in eight regular season games in the second half of the season, and one goal in two A-League playoff games, both starts. Originally from Lyon, he was developed at COM de Saint-Fons, and then at Olympique lyonnais, making his professional debut in Ligue 1 on August 7, 2010, against AS Monaco. He was then successively loaned to Le Havre FC and Gazélec Ajaccio, two Ligue 2 clubs, scoring three goals in 23 games. After a year in Belgium, Novillo joined Clermont in the French second division in July 14, scoring two goals in 12 regular season games and two goals in three Coupe de la ligue games.