Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun has joined Rennes on a season-long loan from Aston Villa, the French club have confirmed.
Makoun, 29, joined Aston Villa in 2011 from Lyon after 10 years in the French league but failed to make an impact.
He spent last season
on loan at Greek side Olympiakos.
"We were looking for an experienced midfielder. I know him very well as I signed him when I was at Lille," said Rennes boss Pierre Dreossi.
Rennes have signed Makoun as a replacement for Norwegian midfielder A
lexander Tettey, who moved to Norwich on Friday.