Istanbul: France midfielder Florent Malouda has signed a two-year deal with Turkish first division club Trabzonspor, the six-time champions announced on Thursday.
The international winger will receive 2.5 millions euros a season after being released by Premier League side Chelsea and spending last season in the reserves.
The 33-year-old played his last game for the Londoners during their victorious triumph over Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final but since found himself left out by managers Roberto Di Matteo and his successor Rafael Benitez.
The Turkish club based in the north-east of the country won six domestic titles between 1975 and 1984 and reached the Turkish Cup final last season before finishing the campaign in ninth place.
Their run to the Cup final where they were beaten 1-0 by Fenerbahce, qualifies the team for the Europa League next season.