Darcheville to leave Gers
Rangers striker Jean Claude Darcheville is set to switch to Valenciennes in the New Year.
Last Updated: 19/12/08 5:35pm
Rangers striker Jean Claude Darcheville is set to join Valenciennes after agreeing to leave the Scottish giants.
The striker will leave Gers on 1st January after finding his opportunities limited this term, making just seven starts.
Instead, he will switch to the Ligue 1 outfit where he will team up with former Gers forward Filip Sebo.
The 33-year-old departs with fond memories of his time at Ibrox, where he scored 15 goals after joining in July last year.
Among his goals, he scored in the 2-0 Uefa Cup quarter-final away leg victory against Sporting in Gers' great run to the final.
Darcheville told the club's official website: "It is a difficult moment for me to leave Rangers because I played for a year and a half here and I was very happy in Glasgow.
"I had a good relationship with the staff, my manager and the fans but I need to play football.
"It will be good to go back to France because I'll be able to see my family there but I really enjoyed playing for Rangers.
"It was one of the highlights of my career and last year was my best season because we won two cups and I scored lots of goals.
"It was a disappointment to lose the SPL in the last game and lose the Uefa Cup final but I can't forget what happened as there were still a lot of good memories.
"It has been a special time. I have good friends here who I can call when I leave and I'll always be a Rangers fan."