Bruno off to join Vladi

Bruno CheyrouLiverpool’s midfielder Bruno Cheyrou has joined French side Bordeaux in a 12-month loan deal.He’ll be joining up with former Red and hero of Istanbul Vladimir Smicer. Smicer signed for Bordeaux shortly after Liverpool’s Champions League victory over AC Milan.

Cheyrou, 27, was signed from Lille by Gerard Houllier three years ago. He spent one of those three years, last season, on loan to another French side, Marseille, but was rarely selected by the coach in what became a frustrating season for the central midfielder. His career at Anfield wasn’t helped by a foot injury that kept him out for half of the 2003-04 season but the player himself admitted that he found the pace and physical aspect of the English Premiership too much for him.

He did briefly make the French squad and is hoping that his move to Bordeaux will resurrect his international career. There is an option for him to sign permanently for Bordeaux at the end of the loan period.