Official: Yohan Benalouane joins Nottingham Forest

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 19: Leicester City FC defender Yohan Benalouane reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Leicester City have announced that 31-year-old defender Yohan Benalouane has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.

Benalouane joined Leicester City in August 2015 from Italian Serie A club Atalanta on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of €8 million.

LEICESTER - FEBRUARY 17: Svetoslav Todorov of Portsmouth skips past Gerry Taggart of Leicester City during the Nationwide League Division One match between Leicester City and Portsmouth held on February 17, 2003 at Walkers Stadium in Leicester, England. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo byBen Radford/Getty Images)

Taggart believes in Leicester City’s youth system

The former Foxes defender says there are plenty of reasons to be positive about the next season thanks to the club's youth squad.

The 31-year-old made his debut for Leicester in their 4-2 victory against Sunderland and went on to make 29 appearances in all competitions.

He joined Italian club ACF Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season on January 2016 but failed to play for the club due to injury.

After an unsuccessful loan spell at Fiorentina, he returned to Leicester for the 2016/17 season and made 11 Premier League appearances and also featured in their UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final ties Atletico Madrid that season.

“The Football Club would like to thank Yohan for his contribution and wish him the very best in the future.” read a statement on the club’s website.

 

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