Rangers Striker Darcheville Agrees Valenciennes Move

Jean-Claude Darcheville is set for an imminent Ibrox exit.
With a heavy heart, Jean-Claude Darcheville has agreed to return to France with Ligue 1 side Valenciennes. The Gers had perviously offloaded Ibrox flop Filip Sebo to VAFC.

33-year-old Darcheville was generally well thought of by the fans during his stay in Glasgow, but few will argue about his departure at this point. The bullish forward has been seriously hampered by persistent injury niggles and can rarely last over an hour on the field.

It is believed that he visited Valenciennes' facilities last week and was happy with the set-up.

He told the club's official website: "It is a difficult moment for me to leave Rangers, because I played for a year-and-a-half here and I was very happy in Glasgow.

"Last year was my best season because we won two cups and I scored lots of goals.

"It was a disappointment to lose the SPL in the last game and lose the UEFA Cup final, but I can't forget what happened, as there were still a lot of good memories.

"It has been a special time. I have good friends here who I can call when I leave and I'll always be a Rangers fan."

Bears boss Walter Smith previously hinted that practically a whole team's worth of fringe men could be shed in January, but no other approaches have been made as yet.

Liam Black, Goal.com