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.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Search Keywords:
Short link: