Kuban Krasnodar sign French veteran Djibril Cisse

Updated: 04 July 2013 14:25 IST

Cisse, who collected 41 caps and scored nine goals for France,, said he was happy to join the Russian top flight side. Cisse has previously played for Auxerre and Marseille, English sides Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR, Italian Serie A outfit Lazio and Panathinaikos in Greece.

Moscow:

Kuban Krasnodar have signed former Queens Park Rangers and French international Djibril Cisse on a one-year deal, the Russian Premier League club reported Thursday.

The 31-year-old striker's contract has an option of a one-year extension. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

Last month Cisse parted company with QPR, relegated to the English Championship, "by mutual consent".

Cisse, who collected 41 caps and scored nine goals for France,, said he was happy to join the Russian top flight side.

"I talked to Samuel Eto'o and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who both have experience of playing in Russia, before I agreed to join Kuban.," he said.

"They told me that there's plenty of skilled and talented players in Russia and the overall level of the league has risen a great deal in recent years."

Cisse has previously played for Auxerre and Marseille, English sides Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR, Italian Serie A outfit Lazio and Panathinaikos in Greece.

Last season Kuban finished fifth in the Russian league to qualify the club from the southern city Krasnodar for the Europa League.

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