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Elazığspor complete signing of former West Ham right back Julien Faubert

2012-06-27 03:14:28

The former West Ham player has completed his medical and has been officially announced as an Elazığspor player

Elazığspor have completed the signing of Julien Faubert on a three year contract.

Faubert underwent a medical at the Ankara Güven hospital and is expected to be unveiled by the club in a signing ceremony within the next few hours.

The 28-year-old fullback was released by West Ham following the end of his contract.

The Hammers signed Faubert from Bordeaux in 2007 for £6.1 million on a five-year contract. Faubert made 121 appearances for West Ham and secured a brief spell on loan with Real Madrid in 2009.

Elazığspor marked their return to the top-flight after an eight year absence following their promotion from the Bank Asya league.

The Gakgoşlar are managed by Bülent Uygun, one of the 93 suspects in the ongoing match-fixing case.

Uygun was jailed and held in custody five months last year for his alleged involvement in the manipulation of a Turkish Super League game when he was the Eskişehirspor coach.

The Professional Football Discipline Committee found Uygun not guilty of involvement in match fixing. However, the report is independent of the ongoing match fixing trial.

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