BORDEAUX SWOOP FOR MERIEM
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former French Under-21 international had looked like moving to Lyon, but Bordeaux have beaten them to the punch by signing the 22-year-old.
"He has signed a four-and-a-half year contract," Sochaux's sports director Bernard Genghini told AFP.
"There were two clubs very interested, Lyon and Bordeaux, and their offers were very close. The final decision went to Camel and he chose Bordeaux."
Bordeaux are believed to have paid a fee of around é¼7.6 million (£4.7million) for the young star.