Carlos Bocanegra signs with Rennes

Carlos Bocanegra has found a new home.  The 29-year-old defender has completed a move from Fulham to Ligue 1 club Rennes on a free transfer.  The contract will keep him at the club for three years.

The out-of-favor former captain did not fit into Roy Hodgson’s future plans and was allowed to leave Fulham after his contract expired at the beginning of the summer.  Bocanegra made 116 appearances for the London club, scoring 8 goals.

It has been reported that Rennes has signed Bocanegra in lieu of Mali international Djimi Traore.  The French club failed to agree to terms with the on-loan defender, who will be returning to Portsmouth for the 2008-09 season.

If Rennes’ first choice was Traore, they’ll have to put Bocanegra on inappropriate-bicycle-kick training right away–he’s got a lot of ground to make up.

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