September 19, 2014

Saints Sign Djemba-Djemba

St Mirren have this afternoon signed Cameroon international midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba subject to international clearance.

The 32-year-old, who has been assigned squad number 99, passed a medical late this afternoon and has since signed a deal with the club until the end of the season.

Djemba-Djemba started out on his playing career with French side Nantes where he stayed until 2003 when he headed to the English Premiership and Manchester United for a reported £3.5M transfer fee.  During the January 2005 transfer window the defensive midfielder made the move to Aston Villa where he would spend the next three years, bar a short spell on loan with Burnely.

After a year with the Qatar Sports Club, Eric joined Danish side Odense Boldklub in 2008 where he made 109 appearances before signing for Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2012.

Eric made 28 appearances for Hapoel Tel Aviv before moving to Partizan Belgrade during last summer.  He made his debut for the Serbian side in a Champions League qualifier against Ludogorets Razgrad at the end of July but with Partizan failing to qualify for the group stages the player was released at the end of December having made 14 appearances.

Eric has also been capped on 24 occasions for Cameroon which included appearances in the African Nations Cup winning side of 2002, the FIFA Confederations Cup side that finished as runners-up to France in 2003 and in the 2002 World Cup.

He will be unveiled at a media call tomorrow morning (Thursday 6th February) at 9:30am, St Mirren Park, when he will promote the Buddies’ Topps Family Day on Friday, which will be attended by the club’s entire first team squad.

Reaction to follow.