Wiltord leaves Lyon for Stade Rennes
PARIS, Aug 22 (Reuters) - France striker Sylvain Wiltord is leaving Olympique Lyon for Ligue 1 rivals Stade Rennes after agreeing a two-year contract, Rennes said on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old, who left Rennes in 1997 for Girondins Bordeaux before moving on to Arsenal and then Lyon, has decided to return to his first club, the Brittany side said on its website.
Wiltord, who was told off by his Lyon bosses for poor discipline, had been talking to Rennes for weeks.
The seasoned forward won the last three Ligue 1 titles with Lyon and also earned a French title with Bordeaux in 1999. During his four-year spell at Arsenal, he won two Premier League titles and lifted the FA Cup twice.
Wiltord has won 92 caps for France, scoring 26 goals. He was a member of the team that won the European championship in 2000 and of the one that reached the final of last year's World Cup.