23.07.2014 12:20 h

Senegal's N'Daw signs for promoted Metz

Guirane N'Daw (l.)
Guirane N'Daw (l.)

Senegalese international defensive midfielder Guirane N'Daw has signed for two years with promoted FC Metz, the French Ligue 1 club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old is out of contract with Greek top flight side Asteras Tripolis where he played 32 matches last seasons.

Capped 44 times for Senegal, N'Daw started his career with French side Sochaux in 2002 before moving to Ligue 1 rivals Nantes and Saint-Etienne, followed by stints at Real Zaragoza in Spain and Birmingham City and Ipswich Town in England.

He becomes Metz's fifth recruit for the new season after Venezuelan striker Juan Manuel Falcon, Argentine defender Jose Luis Palomino, French defender Jonathan Rivierez and Franco-Ivorian midfielder Cheick Doukoure.

The club from eastern France were relegated in 2007 and hit rock bottom at the end of the 2011/12 season when they were relegated to the third-tier National level.

But they climbed back into the second division last year and they were top of that since late last year.