Rennes - France international midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has
joined Rennes on a one-year deal, a source close to the club said Monday.
The 29-year-old, who left Lyon at the end of last season, is
not yet fit to play, however, due to a foot injury that is still healing.
Once considered France's brightest young star and heir to
Zinedine Zidane, Gourcuff spent five difficult seasons at Lyon blighted by
injuries following a 22 million-euro transfer from Bordeaux, where he won the
Ligue 1 title.
Also read: Gourcuff out for at least a month - Lyon
Several teams had expressed interest in the former AC Milan
player once he left Lyon but Gourcuff insisted on signing a one-year contract
and refused to do so until sure he would regain full fitness.
As such he now joins the club where he began his career in
2003 before moving to Italy three years later.
Gourcuff has played 31 times for France, scoring four goals,
and played at the 2010 World Cup, although he has rarely been picked since
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