The USA midfielder moves to France on a three-year deal to join the newly promoted side in Ligue 1.For USA midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, the challenges of playing against the likes of big-spending powers Paris Saint-German and Monaco await.
Bedoya has signed a three-year deal with Ligue 1 side FC Nantes, the French club announced on its official website Thursday. Bedoya had spent the last year with Helsingborg in Sweden's top flight, signing a pair of short-term contracts after bolting cash-strapped Rangers following one season in Scotland's Premier League.
Bedoya, who was part of the USA's CONCACAF Gold-Cup winning side, started the final against Panama and assisted on the cup-winning goal, joins the newly promoted side that finished third in Ligue 2 a season ago.
The 26-year-old Bedoya moves on a free transfer, as he was out of contract after scoring five league goals and another pair of Swedish Cup goals in 15 games in 2013 for Helsingborg. According to the club's website, he is set to be introduced on Friday.
Bedoya won't have to wait long to face the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and PSG. After opening the season against Bastia on Saturday, Nantes has one more game, at Lorient, before going up against the reigning Ligue 1 winner at home on Aug. 23.