Ivory Coast defender Siaka Tiene joins PSG

Paris Saint-Germain has signed Ivory Coast defender Siaka Tiene

from Valenciennes on a three-year contract.

PSG announced the deal on its website Tuesday but did not give

any financial details.

The 28-year-old left back, who spent one year at Valenciennes,

becomes PSG’s third signing after midfielders Mathieu Bodmer and


Tiene has played 57 times for Ivory Coast. He played in two

matches at this year’s World Cup, the 0-0 draw with Portugal and

the 3-1 loss to Brazil.

PSG coach Antoine Kombouare had been looking for a reliable

defender to help shore up a leaky defense that has conceded 10

goals in three straight losses.

Tiene’s arrival will likely push veteran Sylvain Armand onto the