Yohan Benalouane: Nottingham Forest sign Leicester City defender

Yohan Benalouane
Yohan Benalouane has only made 16 Premier League appearances since joining Leicester in August 2015

Martin O'Neill has made Leicester City's Tunisia international defender Yohan Benalouane his first signing since becoming Nottingham Forest boss.

The 31-year-old centre-half has moved to the Reds on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee.

Benalouane joined the Foxes in 2015 but made only 29 appearances and was loaned out to Italian side Fiorentina in 2016.

Ex-Republic of Ireland boss O'Neill was appointed by Forest on Monday following the departure of Aitor Karanka.

"The manager is a big personality in England," said Benalouane.

"Everyone knows him; he is a person who knows what he wants, that is important and it is an honour to work for him."

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