Striker Sylvain Wiltord has left Lyon for French first division rivals Rennes on a two-year deal, the Brittany club announced Wednesday.
"Sylvain Wiltord has signed a two-year contract with the 'Red and Blacks'. The French international will be at training from Thursday morning with his new team-mates," the club said.
Rennes president Frederic de Saint-Sernin, who had been courting Wiltord since mid-May, said the former Arsenal player - who had a year to run on his Lyon contract - had been signed for 1.5 million euros.
"Sylvain's at the top of his game," said de Saint-Sernin. "I'm not saying he'll be starting but he'll be in the squad against Metz on Saturday."
The 33-year-old striker, who has won 92 caps for France and made 125 appearances for Rennes from 1991-97, will earn 150,000 euros a month at Rennes, a significant salary cut from his days at Lyon.