Auxerre have announced the signing of Lyon midfielder Benoit Pedretti.
The 25-year-old schemer has failed to establish himself at French champions Lyon since arriving at the club from Marseille and will now try his luck at Auxerre.
Pedretti, will once again link up with Auxerre coach Jean Fernandez, who he previously worked under at Sochaux earlier in his career.
The talented schemer has won 22 caps for France but missed out on their World Cup party after an indifferent campaign at Lyon and will now attempt to rejuvenate his somewhat stalled career.
"We have reached an agreement with Lyon," read an Auxerre statement.
"Pedretti will sign for three years."