Official: Ludovic Giuly signs for Monaco

The French veteran has opted to return to his former club, where he spent six years before trying his luck abroad with Barcelona
Ludovic Giuly
Fee: Free transfer
Contract: June 2013

Ludovic Giuly has joined Monaco on a free transfer, the French club have announced on their website.

The 35-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 2 side in what will probably be the last challenge of his long career.

Giuly, who has been training with Monaco for several weeks now, became a free player at the end of the last season after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.

The France international expressed his delight at earning a move to Monaco, where he played from 1998 to 2004.

"I could not afford to leave Monaco like this, we will do everything to get back to Ligue 1," he told the club's website.

"We all have made efforts, I had the trust of the club's leaders and this is a long-term project with the club."

The former Barcelona and Roma player has made 238 appearances for Monaco, netting 68 goals, and helped the club win Ligue 1 and the French League Cup, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and reach the Champions League final in 2004.