Bastia sign Brazilian striker Brandao

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St Etienne's Brazilian forward Brandao (C) celebrates with teamates following the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne vs Ajaccio on May 17, 2014
St Etienne's Brazilian forward Brandao (C) celebrates with teamates following the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne vs Ajaccio on May 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Philippe Desmazes)

Bastia (France) (AFP) - Veteran Brazilian forward Brandao has left Saint-Etienne but will stay in French football after agreeing a deal to join SC Bastia.

The 34-year-old has signed a one-year deal in Corsica with the option of a second season.

Brandao left Shakhtar Donetsk for Marseille in 2009 and helped OM win the Ligue 1 title the following year.

He left the south coast for Saint-Etienne in 2012, and now Bastia, coached by Claude Makelele, will be his third French club.