Yohan Benalouane has left Premier League outfit Leicester City to help Nottingham Forest’s Championship promotion bid.

After four years on the fringes at Leicester City, Yohan Benalouane is understandably thrilled to join Nottingham Forest.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Tunisian centre-back spoke with a beaming smile on his face after joining the East Midland giants, hoping to get his career back on track after failing to make a single appearance for The Foxes in the first half of the season.

And, according to reports in Italy, Benalouane was clearly drawn to the idea of ending Nottingham Forest’s 20-year exile from the Premier League. Because he turned down the opportunity to return to Italy in favour of a switch to the City Ground.

Tuttomercatoweb believes that Serie B trio Benevento, Pescara and Hellas Verona were all keen to sign a player who made his name with Atalanta but Benalouane will be wearing the famous red kit instead.

According to The Mail, the 31-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the former European champions. He has arrived on an undisclosed fee though this will surely be much less than the £5.6 million Leicester paid for his services back in 2015.

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