DOUBLE BOOST FOR SOCHAUX
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Auguste-Bonal club persuaded the former Bordeaux man to commit to a three-year contract and the Yugoslav has already had his first training session with his new team-mates.
Strasbourg had been rumoured to be moving for the 30-year-old, who was wanted by Motherwell some time ago.
Meanwhile, Meriem is staying with the club, after rejecting an offer to join Jean Tigana's Premiership new boys at Fulham.
"As we are in Division One, I am not troubled to stay and I should start the season with Sochaux," confirmed the 21-year-old midfielder.
"I don't have a lot of experience in Division One.
"I could only leave if a new offer will happen and, this time, if there is something in it for everybody."
Coach Jean Fernandez is happy that the player will not be leaving for Lyon or a foreign team.
"It's true that he only had an average season," he admitted. "But, today, his interest is to play, play, play.
"It is the only thing he needs."