Edman leaves for France

Last updated at 09:41 31 August 2005

Rennes claim they have signed Sweden left-back Erik Edman from Tottenham on a three-year contract.

The 26-year-old Edman, who only spent one season at White Hart Lane having joined the club from Heerenveen last July, links up with fellow Swedes Andreas Isaksson and Kim Kallstrom at Rennes.

"I hope the switch will suit me and make me to a better player in a good league," Edman said.

A statement on the Ligue 1 club's website read: "Several hours before the end of the official transfer period, Swede Erik Edman has signed a three-year contract with Stade Rennais."

Spurs have signed South Korea left-back Lee Young-Pyo from PSV Eindhoven, according to a report this morning.

Lee, 28, has a clause to leave the Dutch club for £1.36million and had been linked with a move to White Hart Lane.

"A deal was completed in the early hours of the morning," said a report on Sky Sports News.

Meanwhile, Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas is expected to complete a medical at Spurs today with view to a move.

Jenas has been tipped for a move away from St James' Park this month after admitting to manager Graeme Souness that playing for the Magpies is "like living in a goldfish bowl".

The 22-year-old midfielder has impressed in spells since his £5million move from Nottingham Forest in 2002.

A stunning goal against Manchester United in 2003 was a glimpse of what he is capable of, and he has been billed as a player to eventually emulate the performances of influential former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira.

Although he is yet to dominate games like Vieira did before a move to Juventus, Jenas has had the backing of every manager he has played under.

Sir Bobby Robson brought the player to St James' Park and kept faith in the youngster, while Souness did not want to let the player goal.

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has also backed Jenas - or 'JJ' as his managers call him - to be a regular in the national side.

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