Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Troyes right-back Giulian Biancone on a three-year deal.
90 minutes earlier revealed that the French defender was going to England for a medical examination, after catching Forest’s eye together with his versatility in serving to his Ligue 1 crew keep away from relegation final season.
He informed Forest’s web site: “I’m very happy to come to a club like Nottingham Forest after a good experience with my former club Troyes.
“I comprehend it is a giant membership, very well-known throughout Europe and I’m very joyful to be part of the membership, with its massive fanbase and historical past.
“After talking to the head coach, it is clear that there are exciting times ahead of me and I look forward to teaming up with my new teammates and getting started in the Premier League.”
Manager Steve Cooper added: “Giulian is a very talented defender who has aroused great interest from clubs across Europe. He has proven himself at the highest level in France and Belgium in recent years, and he recognizes what we want to build in Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
“He is a flexible defender who’s a really robust addition to midfield or proper and we’re delighted to welcome him to Nottingham Forest.”
Forest had been enthusiastic about making an attempt to signal Djed Spence once more, however Middlesbrough are near promoting the teen to Tottenham as an alternative.