Transfer news

Evian complete deal for Poulsen

August 31, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

French club Evian have confirmed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen.

Christian Poulsen
PA PhotosChristian Poulsen has failed to prove himself at Anfield

Poulsen, 31, was a Roy Hodgson signing last summer and has been out of favour at Anfield ever since Kenny Dalglish took over in January.

The Denmark international, who did not play a match for the Reds after their Europa League tie in Braga in March, has signed a one-year contract with the Ligue 1 newcomers.

''It's official, Patrick Trotignon, the president of the SASP and Pascal Dupraz, the sports director, presented their latest recruit on Wednesday afternoon at the training centre,'' said a statement on the French club's website. ''Christian Poulsen was hired for a season from Liverpool.''

A statement from Liverpool said: ''Liverpool have today confirmed that Christian Poulsen has completed his transfer to Evian Thonon Gaillard.

''The Danish midfielder moves to the French side after making 21 appearances in just over a year at Anfield. Everyone at Liverpool Football Club would like to wish Christian the best of luck with his future career.''