Lyon midfielder choses Rangers as next stop

July 7, 2006

Rangers have completed the signing of French midfielder Jeremy Clement from Lyon on a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old will link up with former manager Paul Le Guen after being impressed by the Ibrox club.

Clement said: 'I am very happy to join Rangers and it is very exciting to play for Paul Le Guen again.'

Le Guen handed the French Under-21 international his professional debut at Stade Gerland before going on to make 30 appearances for the club.

Jeremy said: 'He gave me my chance at Lyon and I am looking forward to renewing our relationship in Glasgow.

'I know Rangers are a massive club with so many passionate supporters and this is a good chance for me to develop as a player in a different environment.'

Le Guen, who has also recruited Czech Republic winger Libor Sionko, Swedish defender Karl Svensson, French goalkeeper Lionel Letizi plus promising young players Antoine Ponroy and William Stanger, added: 'I worked with Jeremy at Lyon and he has a lot of quality.

'He is a young player with a lot of skill and his arrival will give us a balance in midfield. I am looking forward to working with him again.'