Balde to join Arles

Veteran defender leave to join strugglers

Last updated: 11th January 2011  

Balde to join Arles

Balde: Leaves Valenciennes

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Valenciennes have confirmed that Bobo Balde has left the club to join French strugglers Arles.

The 35-year-old has had the remainder of his contract cancelled and is now set to join Ligue 1's rock-bottom side.

Balde spent eight years with SPL giants Celtic before returning to France in 2009.

"VAFC has agreed with Bobo Balde to cancel the player's contract," read a club statement.

"The player wished to get closer to his region of origin and is to join Arles-Avignon."

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