VAIRELLES TAKES BASTIA LOAN
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The bustling centre forward spent six months with Bordeaux last season, but he has now accepted a one-year loan move to Corsica in a bid to find regular first-team football.
The capture ends several months of effort by Bastia coach Robert Nouzaret, who has beaten off interest from Monaco and Middlesbrough for the 28-year-old.
Vairelles revealed the reason behind his decision, saying: "I need to play.
"I want to start again with a club that rely on me and who trust me.
"In the past, Bastia were always correct toward me and I had to pursue that perseverance."
Also on the move to Bastia is Fabrice Jau, the Toulouse midfielder has signed and will join former TFC team-mates Nicolas Diuze, Cedric Uras and Fabien Audard at the Corsican club.