France international playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has signed for Lyon just a year after moving to Russia, the French Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old left Marseille 12 months ago to join Dynamo Moscow for 7 million euros ($7.75 million) on a three-year deal, but now he is back in his homeland.

Lyon did not divulge the size of his transfer fee nor the duration of his contract.

He passed a medical in Lyon on Tuesday morning having arrived in the city on Monday night and is due to be officially unveiled later on Tuesday afternoon.

Valbuena began his career at Libourne before moving to Marseille in 2006.

He won the French title with the southern giants in 2010, the same year he made his France debut — he has since scored seven goals in 48 appearances for the national team. – Agence France-Presse

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