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Giuly joins PSG in bid for regular action

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  • Former France midfielder Ludovic Giuly joins Paris St Germain on three-year deal
  • The 32-year-old leaves Roma after only one season with Italian Serie A club
  • PSG pay a reported fee of $4 million for the former Barcelona winger
  • Giuly was unhappy in Rome after making only 17 starts last season
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(CNN) -- Former France midfielder Ludovic Giuly has clinched a return to his homeland ahead of the new season after agreeing to join Paris St Germain.

Ludovic Giuly, left, poses with PSG president Charles Villeneuve after completing his transfer from Roma.

Ludovic Giuly, left, poses with PSG president Charles Villeneuve after completing his transfer from Roma.

The 32-year-old decided to leave Roma after only one season in Italy, having helped the capital side finish second in Serie A and win the Italian Cup.

The winger failed to settle following his move from Barcelona as he made only 17 starts in his 32 appearances, scoring six goals.

He has joined French League Cup winners PSG, who battled to avoid relegation last season, for a reported fee of $4 million.

"I'm very, very happy to play for Paris. There is a great expectation of the club and the coach," said Giuly on Friday after passing his medical.

"For me it is very important to have confidence. The president has given me his word. I will do everything to make it work."

"I'm going to try to bring my playing style, my experience and the rage that I have to the field."

Giuly, who has won 17 international caps, started his career at Lyon in 1994 before joining French rivals Monaco in January 1998.

He helped the principality outfit to win the French league title in 2000 and also captained the club to the 2004 Champions League final, which ended in defeat by Portugal's Porto.

Barcelona paid $11 million to sign him that summer, and he helped the Catalan club return to supremacy in Spain by winning two consecutive league titles.

Giuly then played a key role in the squad that claimed Europe's top prize, the Champions League, in 2006 as he scored the only goal of the semifinal against AC Milan.

He moved to Roma in a $7 million deal a year after that, having had his international career ended by national coach Raymond Domenech before the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.

Giuly is PSG's second new recruit, following the signing of Le Mans' Benin international Stephane Sessegnon last week.

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