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Bayern Munich's defender Diego Contento as he plays the ball on March 15, 2014
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Bayern Munich's defender Diego Contento as he plays the ball on March 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Christof …

Bordeaux (AFP) - Bordeaux have signed defender Diego Contento from German champions Bayern Munich on a four-year contract, the French club announced on Monday.

Contento, 24, had spent his entire career at Bayern having coming up through the club's youth system before making his first-team debut in 2010.

During his time at Bayern Contento, primarily a left-back, was part of a squad that won the Bundesliga three times as well as the German Cup on three occasions and the 2013 Champions League.

He found himself stuck behind Philipp Lahm, David Alaba and Rafinha in the pecking order at Bayern though and made just 49 league appearances over the past five seasons at the Allianz Arena.

His arrival at Bordeaux will help fill the void left by the departure of Argentine defender Lucas Orban who moved to Spanish side Valencia on a five-year deal earlier on Monday.

Bordeaux, who are now coached by former France defender Willy Sagnol, are also hoping to complete a loan deal for Liverpool's Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori.

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