Bochum have strengthened their squad by signing Nice defender Anthar Yahia.
Algeria international Yahia impressed the Bundesliga side during a recent trial and has joined on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent move if he impresses.
Just last week he had a trial with Championship strugglers Leeds before trying his luck in Germany.
"Anthar underlined in training and during a friendly that he could help us and he made it clear that he wants to join us," said Bochum's managing director Stefan Kuntz.
The 24-year-old has so far featured in over 100 league games for Bastia and Nice but was recently told he was surplus to requirements at the Municipal du Rey.
Yahia could make his Bundesliga debut on Tuesday as Bochum face a tricky test at Bayern Munich.