Auxerre have clinched the signing of Mali international Amadou Sidibe.
The highly-rated midfielder has been plying his trade with Djoliba Bamako in his homeland.
He played for his country at the African Cup of Nations earlier this year and has now headed to Europe for a new challenge.
Auxerre will hope the 22-year-old can have a major impact and help them build on an inconsistent start to the season.
Auxerre have won two and lost two of their opening four Ligue 1 fixtures.