Manchester City have signed Djamel Abdoun on loan for the rest of the season.
The highly-rated midfielder joins from French side Ajaccio, who have been playing in Ligue 2 this season following their relegation from the top flight last spring.
Man City feel Abdoun has enormous potential and have decided to bring him in for the rest of the Premiership campaign.
He has the opportunity to earn a permanent deal at the end of the season if he impresses.
Abdoun is a Frenchman but has dual nationality with Algeria.