Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed midfielder Bakary Sako from St Etienne for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old, who only had one year left on his contract with the French club, has agreed a three-year deal.
Sako, a former France Under-21 international, scored 10 times in 67 league games for the Ligue 1 side.
“He can play on either side, in behind the striker and has a great left foot,” Wolves boss Stale Solbakken told the club website.
“He has great experience from playing in a top-six or seven team in France over the last two seasons and hopefully he can be a match-winner for us.”
Sako added: “I have always wanted to play in England because I believe that English football suits my style.
“And I think Wolves is a very good club for me to join.”
Sako has become Wolves’ seventh signing of a busy transfer window following Bjorn Sigurdarson, Frank Nouble, Tongo Doumbia, Slawomir Peszko, Georg Margreitter and Razak Boukari through the club’s door.
The signing provides a welcome boost for the club following news that midfielder Jamie O’Hara has faced another setback in his return from injury.