Blackburn Rovers have signed Montpellier midfielder Bryan Dabo on loan for the rest of the season.
The Lancashire club have the option to buy the 21-year-old at the end of his temporary spell at Ewood Park.
But the France Under-21 international will not be able to make his debut as Blackburn are still awaiting international clearance.
"I'm here to enjoy my football, to play well with the team and maybe catch the play-offs," Dabo told the club website.
"It is a new experience for me - a new country. I'll try to speak English, have a good attitude, keep smiling and enjoy my time here."
Meanwhile, Blackburn are still waiting for confirmation about the severity of Ben Marshall's ankle injury.
The 22-year-old winger suffered ligament damage in although initial scans were unable to determine how long the former Leicester man will be out of action.