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Struggling Lyon sign veteran Matic

<a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/players/378813/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Nemanja Matic;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Nemanja Matic</a> (l), playing for <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/teams/rennes/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Rennes;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Rennes</a>, battling <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/players/3426014/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Ernest Nuamah;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Ernest Nuamah</a> of Lyon in Ligue 1 (Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS)

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).

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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