Bordeaux complete signing of Jeremy Menez from AC Milan

Bordeaux have confirmed the signing of AC Milan attacking midfielder Jeremy Menez on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old France international has sealed a return Ligue 1, where he has spent the majority of his 12 years in professional football, after two years in Milan.

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud revealed last week that Menez was a potential transfer target, and the French club reached agreement with Milan on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain player, who left the French capital for Italy in 2014, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

"The sporting project convinced me," Menez told a news conference. "Bordeaux are not playing in Europe this season but we're going to do everything to take part next year.

"The club have done everything to have a good team. We have to give our all on the pitch and then see where it leads us.

"No, Bordeaux's last season doesn't frighten me. Football is made up of cycles. Sometimes there's bad luck, trickier years.

"AC Milan are also going through a difficult period. It's this type of challenge that I like and that's why I'm here."

Menez scored 16 goals in 33 matches in his first season in Serie A, but injury problems saw him manage only two goals and two league starts during his second campaign.

Ex-Sochaux, Monaco and Roma player Menez becomes the second former France international to join Bordeaux in this transfer window following the arrival of defensive midfielder Jeremy Toulalan from Monaco.

"My personal ambition is primarily to have fun," Menez said. "The ambition is that Bordeaux return to Europe. This is a club that deserves to be in Europe."