Lazio seal Ciani capture

Defender 'a little unhappy' to be leaving Bordeaux

Michael Ciani: Has joined Lazio from Bordeaux

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Lazio have completed the capture of defender Michael Ciani from Bordeaux, the Serie A club have confirmed.

According to the Biancocelesti's official website, the 28-year-old France international will be presented at the club's training ground on Monday afternoon.

Ciani told the Corriere dello Sport: "I'm happy to join Lazio because it's a big club.

"I don't know much about Lazio but I've been (to Rome) on holiday and I liked it a lot."

Michael Ciani

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"Nevertheless, I'm a little unhappy because I loved the squad we had at Bordeaux.

"There was a winning atmosphere there.

"I don't know much about Lazio but I've been (to Rome) on holiday and I liked it a lot."

Ciani joined Bordeaux on a four-year contract in 2009, making 91 appearances for Les Girondins, and played in Sunday night's goalless draw at Paris St Germain before jetting off to Rome.