Bochum seal Yahia deal

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VfL Bochum have taken defender Anthar Yahia on a permanent deal.

The Algeria international, who joined the Ruhr Valley club on loan from Nice in January, has been rewarded for his impressive Bundesliga form with a new three-year contract.

No official fee for the move has been revealed although it is believed that Bochum will pay around ‚é¼800,000 for Yahia's services.

"Anthar Yahia has enjoyed his time at Bochum and has managed to integrate into the team extremely quickly," executive manager Stefan Kuntz told Bochum's official website.

"We are delighted to have him aboard for the coming seasons."