HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover has signed French forward Jimmy Briand one day before its opening match in the new Bundesliga season.

Briand was without a club after his contract with Lyon expired at the end of the season. Briand has made five appearances for France.

Hannover says the 29-year-old Briand signed a one-year contract.

Hannover hosts Schalke in their league opener on Saturday.