Bordeaux have completed the signing of Jeremy Toulalan from Monaco. With the midfielder signing a two-year contract at the club.
The former France international had one season left on his contract with Monaco. But negotiated an exit from the club he joined in 2013.
The midfielder cited his desire to be closer to his hometown of Nantes, and looking for a new challenge as motivation behind his move.
“I spent three wonderful seasons with Monaco and I am proud to have contributed to the club’s return to the forefront of the French and European stage,” he said in a statement.
“It is time for me to take on a different challenge that will also allow me to get closer to my home town.
“I want to thank my team-mates, the coaching staff and all the members of the club as well as the fans who have always supported me.”
Toulalan completed his medical and signed a contract that runs until June 2018 on Wednesday.