Metz complete Rodriguez deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Metz have completed the loan signing of Bruno Rodriguez and are now discussing a swap deal with Sochaux involving Adel Chedli and Jonathan Jager.
Rodriguez has been training with former club Metz in recent weeks after falling out of the first-team picture at Lens.
The experienced striker has now clinched a loan switch to Metz and will spend the rest of the season striving to keep the club in Le Championnat.
The struggling French outfit are also talking with Sochaux in a bid to sign Tunisian international Chedli.
The 27-year-old has been informed he can leave Sochaux with Metz keen to offer the forward a fresh home.
Metz also wanted full back Gregory Paisley but are unlikely to land that target with Sochaux prepared to take on Jager in exchange for Chedli.
Sochaux chairman Jean-Claude Plessis said: "It is true I had lunch with Carlo Molinari (Metz chairman) who asked for information about Gregory Paisley.
"But we don't want to loan him, however, about Adel, everything should soon be settled.
"About Jonathan, it is a little more complex."