Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest complete signing of Giulian Biancone

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Biancone has signed for Forest
Biancone has signed for Forest / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/GettyImages

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Troyes right back Giulian Biancone on a three-year deal.

90min previously revealed the French defender was due in England for a medical, having caught Forest's eye with his versatility in helping his Ligue 1 side avoid relegation last season.

He told Forest's website: “I am very happy to arrive at a club like Nottingham Forest after a good experience with my former club Troyes.

“I know it’s a big club, very known across Europe and I'm very excited to be joining the club, with its great fanbase and history.

“Having spoken to the head coach, it's clear that there are exciting times ahead and I'm looking to joining up with my new teammates and getting started in the Premier League.”

Manager Steve Cooper added: “Giulian is a very talented defender who has attracted lot of interest from clubs across Europe. He’s proven himself at the highest level in France and Belgium over recent years, and he recognises what we want to build at Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

“He’s a versatile defender who is a very strong addition at centre back or on the right and we’re delighted to welcome him to Nottingham Forest.”

Forest had been interested in attempting to re-sign Djed Spence, but Middlesbrough are close to selling the youngster to Tottenham instead.