"VAFC has agreed with Dianbobo Balde to cancel the player's contract. The player wished to get closer to his region of origin and is to join Arles-Avignon," Valenciennes said in a statement on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old Balde, a Guinea international, played for Celtic from 2001-09.
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