Pitroipa joins Rennes from Hamburg

BY foxsports • July 7, 2011

Rennes has confirmed the signing of Jonathan Pitroipa from Hamburg on a four-year contract.

The 25-year-old Burkina Faso midfielder flew from Germany to France over the weekend to finalise a move which is reported to be worth 3.5million euros (£3.16million) to the Bundesliga club.

Pitroipa made 97 appearances for Hamburg, scoring six goals, after joining them from Freiburg in 2008.

Hamburg sporting director Frank Arnesen told the Hamburger Morgenpost earlier this week: "Jonathan came to us on a free transfer three years ago, now we will get some money for him. But we will be losing a good, talented player.''

A statement on Rennes' official website www.staderennais.com read: "Recruited from German club Hamburg, Jonathan Pitroipa on Thursday signed a four-year contract with Rennes.''