Struggling Lyon sign veteran midfielder Matic

AFP , Saturday 27 Jan 2024

Struggling Lyon announced on Saturday they had signed former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic from Ligue 1 rivals Rennes for a fee of 2.6 million euros (2.8 million dollars).

Nemanja Matic
File Photo: Midfielder Nemanja Matic. AFP


The 35-year-old Serbia international joined Rennes from Roma at the start of the season.

Lyon, who are in the relegation places in Ligue 1, said Matic had signed a contract until June 2026.

"Olympique Lyonnais is thrilled to have successfully attracted such a charismatic and experienced player," said the club in a statement.

Matic won league titles with Chelsea and Benfica. He played 13 times this season for Rennes, who are ninth in Ligue 1.

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