Official: Nicolas Douchez signs three year deal with Paris Saint-Germain
The 31-year-old goalkeeper joined the Parisian club on a three year contract after spending three years at Rennes.
By Luke Matthews
Jun 11, 2011 1:00:00 PM
Contract: Jun 2014
Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez on a free transfer, joining the club on a three-year deal.
The 31-year-old arrived at Parc des Princes from Rennes, after rejecting a contract extension from the club he joined from Toulouse in 2008.
Douchez is expected to be given the PSG No.1 shirt after veteran keeper Gregory Coupet announced his retirement from football at the end of the season.
The keeper, who made 32 appearances for Rennes in Ligue 1 last season, told the club's official website of his delight in joining Antoine Kombouare's men.
"[The move] gives me great pride. When I was a kid, I used to come to the stadium [Parc des Princes]," Douchez told PSG's website.
Douchez also stated his excitement of joining the club who has recently been taken over by Qatari investors.
"It's a new challenge. It's a turning point in PSG's history. I want to participate in this new adventure and be part of the project with an ambitious top club. I came here because I wanted to experience something bigger than I'd experienced before," he added.
Douchez is PSG's first signing of the summer, with a number of players expected to join the club following their recent takeover.