• Transfers: Zakarya Bergdich joins Sochaux

    Ligue 2 side Sochaux have completed the signing of Morocco international Zakarya Bergdich on a two-year deal.

    The left-sider, who ended his one-season stay at Cordoba CF earlier this window, returns to French football after previously featuring for Alfortville and Racing Club de Lens.

    Sochaux confirmed the deal on their official website on Wednesday, with the player announcing that he was delighted to be moving to the Stade Auguste Bonal.

    The versatile wideman was formed at Strasbourg and US Creteil-Lusitanos, and made his Ligue 1 bow during a three-year stay with Lens.

    He also spent time in Spain with Valladolid, but struggled to impress, and was loaned out to Genoa before securing a permanent move to English side Charlton Athletic.

    Having represented Morocco at the 2012 Olympics, he was also named in Rachid Taoussi's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad as the Atlas Lions crashed out, undefeated, in the first round.

    Bergdich will wear the number five shirt at Sochaux, who also parted ways with Tunisia international Mohamed Larbi this week.

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