Jimmy Briand Signs For Bordeaux

Former French international striker Jimmy Briand has completed his transfer to Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux from rivals EA Guingamp.

The 33-year-old has joined on a two-year contract at Bordeaux after they reached an agreement with their rivals for his transfer fee.

Guingamp had earlier cancelled his contract for him to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact but the move broke down.

His transfer to Bordeaux was initially delayed due to Guingamp’s insistence on a substantial transfer fee since the MLS move didn’t materialise.

Guingamp had a gentleman’s agreement with Briand that prevented him from joining another French Ligue 1 club.

Bordeaux will be hoping the signing of the five-cap French international would go a long way to make up for the influence of Brazilian winger Malcom, who left for Spanish champions Barcelona in a €40m deal earlier this summer.

The French giants have also brought in the likes of Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu and Croatian youth international midfielder Toma Basic in the last few days.