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Last Updated: Monday, 28 June, 2004, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
Barcelona seal Giuly deal
Ludovic Giuly
Giuly is put through his paces during his medical at Barcelona
New signing Ludovic Giuly hopes to bring success back to Barcelona, after a five-year spell without a trophy.

The Frenchman, who signed a three-year deal after passing a medical, has left Champions League finalists Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

"I want to win a lot of titles and play a lot of good games," the 27-year-old midfielder said.

"Barcelona are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I think I can fit in well. I can't wait to get started."

Giuly was originally named in France's squad for Euro 2004, but missed out after picking up a groin injury in the Champions League final against Porto.

Barcelona, who have been without a trophy since they won their domestic league in 1999, are building an impressive squad for next season.

They are reportedly close to signing Sweden's Henrik Larsson and Portugal star Deco, while Brazilian international defender Juliano Belletti has already joined from Villarreal.

Barca are going through a major revamp with Philip Cocu departing for PSV Eindhoven and several of his Dutch compatriots also expected to leave.

Giuly out of Euro 2004
28 May 04  |  France

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