St Etienne starlet Faouzi Ghoulam has shunned interest from England to sign his first professional deal with the club.
The 20-year-old full-back is a product of the club's youth system and made his first-team debut earlier this season.
He had, though, attracted interest from England with Aston Villa, Wigan, Reading and Middlesbrough all believed to be keen on securing his services.
However, he has committed his immediate future to Les Verts by penning a three-year deal.
"I have been waiting for this moment," he said after penning his contract.
"My heart is with this club and it is great to sign."