Deflandre, who is on international duty for tomorrow night's friendly against Turkey, originally agreed last month to leave French football after four successful seasons with Lyon. At Standard, the right-back will have a three-year contract with an option for a further two years that could see him stay with the club until 2009.
The 30-year-old enjoyed plenty of success with Lyon, helping them to Ligue 1 titles in 2001/02 and 2002/03. "Lyon also offered me an improved two-year contract, but the call from Standard was more tempting then the one from my wallet," said Deflandre. "During my time in France I have become a Standard supporter. Now
I want to help the greatest club from my city to win a title."
Deflandre, who began his career with RFC Liège and has also played for Club Brugge KV, won his 50th cap for Belgium in the 3-0 friendly defeat by Germany on 31 March. He will hope to leave the Stade Gerland at the end of the season on a high: Lyon are three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with five games remaining.
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