Nottingham Forest announce the signing of French defender Giulian Biancone from Ligue 1 side Troyes as Steve Cooper ramps up preparation for Premier League return with a third summer acquisition
- Nottingham Forest have confirmed signing of French defender Giulian Biancone
- The 22-year-old joins from Ligue 1 side Troyes after one year at the club
- He is Forest’s third summer signing after Taiwo Awoniyi and Dean Henderson
- Biancone is naturally a right-back but is capable of playing anywhere in defence
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of French defender Giulian Biancone from Ligue 1 side Troyes.
The 22-year-old started his career with Monaco and was sent on loan to Belgian side Cercle Bregge for two years before making a permanent switch to Troyes last summer.
Biancone joins on a three-year deal as Forest boss Steve Cooper continues to prepare for the club’s return to the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of French defender Giulian Biancone (above)
‘I am very happy to arrive at a club like Nottingham Forest after a good experience with my former club Troyes,’ Biancone told Forest’s official website
‘I know it’s a big club, very known across Europe and I’m very excited to be joining the club, with its great fanbase and history.
‘Having spoken to the Head Coach, it’s clear that there are exciting times ahead and I’m looking to joining up with my new teammates and getting started in the Premier League.’
Cooper added: ‘Giulian is a very talented defender who has attracted lot of interest from clubs across Europe,’ said Nottingham Forest Head Coach Steve Cooper. ‘He’s proven himself at the highest level in France and Belgium over recent years, and he recognises what we want to build at Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.
Biancone is naturally a right-back but is capable of playing anywhere across the defence
He becomes Forest’s third summer signing after Taiwo Awoniyi (above) and Dean Henderson
‘He’s a versatile defender who is a very strong addition at centre back or on the right and we’re delighted to welcome him to Nottingham Forest.’
Naturally a right-back, Biancone is capable of playing anywhere across the defence and finished last season as the left centre-back in Troyes’ back three.
He will be needed most at full-back as last season’s star loanee Djed Spence is on the verge of a move to Tottenham from Middlesbrough, while midfielder Jack Colback was played out-of-position as a left wing-back.
Biancone is Forest’s third signing since gaining promotion back to the Premier League having already added former Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi and Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson to their ranks.
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