Bordeaux have signed unattached striker Guillaume Hoarau for the remainder of the French Ligue 1 season. The 29-year-old, who won five caps for France during his four and a half years with Paris Saint-Germain, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Dalian Aerbin and has penned a six-month contract with Les Girondins.
Club president Jean-Louis Triaud hinted, at a press conference to unveil his new signing, that the short contract was down to difficulties matching Hoarau's wages in the lucrative Chinese Super League.
"We discussed it together. The talks were quick, very quick. We agreed on a six-month contract," he said.
"It is not that we do not want to keep him longer but Guillaume made efforts to come here. It is not worth going into detail but you can understand what he would not have accepted to play for us! It is possible that in June, we will talk again. Our link-up lasts for the period of the return fixtures."
The tall centre-forward scored 38 goals in 114 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG between 2008 and January 2013 and scored the winning goal for the capital club in their 2010 Coupe de France final triumph against Monaco.