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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