Granddi Ngoyi arrives from Palermo for the rest of the season...
Leeds United can confirm the signing of midfielder Granddi Ngoyi on loan from Palermo for the remainder of the season.
The Frenchman becomes United's second loan signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Palermo team-mate Sol Bamba.
Ngoyi, a former France Under-21s international, plays primarily in a defensive midfield role and provided back-up to Claude Makele during his early days at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 26-year-old began his career in the French capital, progressing through the ranks at PSG before going on to make 31 appearances at the club.
His five years with the Ligue 1 giants included three spells out on loan with Clermont Foot, Brest and Nantes respectively, as he looked to gain regular football in France.
After departing PSG in 2012, N’Goyi joined newly-promoted Troyes, where he scored once in his 31 appearances before making the switch to Palermo in summer 2013 after just one season.
His first campaign in Italy resulted in promotion to Serie A, but he had been limited to five appearances in the Italian top-flight prior to joining United.
Ngoyi is capped at U19s and U20s level for France, but is also eligible to represent DR Congo due to having Congolese parents.
The deal bringing Ngoyi to Elland Road is subject to Football League approval.