Russian midfielder Daler Kuzyaev has signed a two-year contract with French club Le Havre.

The newly promoted club from the Normandy region port city said Kuzyaev, who was out of contract with Zenit St Petersburg, will join his new teammates in the coming days.

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Daler Kuzyaev controls the ball

Daler Kuzyaev of Zenit St. Petersburg controls the ball during the pre-season friendly match between SV Werder Bremen and Zenit St. Petersburg at Parkstadion on July 7, 2021 in Zell am Ziller, Austria. (Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Kuzyaev, who played in the Champions League and represented Russia at the 2018 World Cup, will bring a dose of experience to a team that clinched promotion by winning the second division title.

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Daler Kuzyaev runs

Daler Kuzyaev of Zenit St.Petersburg during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Chelsea FC and Zenit St. Petersburg at Stamford Bridge on September 14, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Kuzyaev has made 46 international appearances for Russia.

Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

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Daler Kuzyaev in action

Daler Kuzyaev of Russia in action during the Euro 2020 Group I qualifying match between San Marino and Russia, in San Marino, Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Russian midfielder Daler Kuzyaev signed a two-year contract with the French club Le Havre. The newly promoted club from the Normandy region port city said Kuzyaev, who joined from Zenit St Petersburg, will join his new teammates in the coming days. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini, File)

Kuzyaev helped Zenit win the Russian title in each of the last five seasons, but failed to play in the Champions League last season. All Russian teams have been banned from European competitions by UEFA during the country’s war against Ukraine.