Bordeaux secure the services of Diego Contento

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Girondin de Bordeaux have strengthened their defensive setup after securing the signing of Bayern Munich's left-back diego Contento on a four-year deal contract, according to Sky Sports.

The departure of Argentine international Lucas Orban to FC Valencia for a deal worth around £2.5million left Bordeaux with a weakened defence, but new coach Willy Sagnol has found the perfect replacement to help him to bring the south-west cost club onto European stages.

Perfect replacement

Being a former defender himself, Sagnol is probably the best person to know the right player to fix his weak area at the back, and it appeared that Contento is pleased to sign for Bordeaux, claiming he wants a new challenge and play more games to show out his skills and integrate the national team for Euro 2016.

The new French side's left-back, had always played for the German giants, Munich, having come through the youth-system and been promoted to the first team in 2009. He went on to play only 49 games for Munich as Philip Lahm, David Alaba, and Rafinha over shadowed the 24-years-old.

However Contento was part of the Bayern squad that won the Champions League in 2013 and, moreover, nothing less than the Bundesliga on three occasions as well as the German Cup in 2010.

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New challenge 

Contento, 24, is now part of the new Bordeaux's challenge that consists of earning a European place for the Europa League or even the Champions League, where they had a good run when Lauren Blanc was in the hot seat - between 2007 and 2010.

During the opening match of the 2014-2015 French Ligue 1 season, last weekend, Sagnol's men started on the positive by beating Montpelier 1-0 at home, but their forthcoming match against AS Monaco, this weekend, will be a bigger test.

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