Bastia sign Batlles
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 27-year-old will sign a two-and-a-half year deal with the Corsican outfit after leaving a struggling Rennes side.
Batlles joined Rennes in January 2002 from Bordeaux, and does not see his move to Corsica as a step down.
"I do not consider my arrival at Bastia as a failure," said Batlles.
"I see this transfer as a springboard to great things as was the case with a lot of players before me."
Bastia boss Gerard Gili says that he is delighted to have the attacking option in midfield that Battles will provide.
"The arrival of a player who is more attacking will allow me to readjust the team, " said Gili.
Meanwhile, Cyril Jeunechamp moves in the opposite direction joining Rennes on loan until the end of the season.