Former France international Mikael Silvestre has signed with MLS club Portland Timbers.

Timbers owner Merritt Paulson posted on Twitter that the 35-year old former Manchester United and Arsenal defender has signed with the club on what is believed to be a two-year deal.

"Barring visa hiccups, we've signed M. Silvestre.Will provide terrific leadership & had great chemistry w players/coaches during stay with us," Paulson wrote.

He then added: "Welcome to the Rose City, @IamMSilvestre! We look forward to getting you and your family here soon."

Silvestre was most recently with German club Werder Bremen following a 10-year stint with United and then almost three years with Arsenal.

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