SC Bastia have confirmed the signing of Olympiakos’ player Sambou Yatabare on a six month loan deal. The central midfielder will come into the side in an effort to help them maintain their lower mid table position and perhaps push them up into the top half of Ligue 1.
The Mali international is no stranger to SC Bastia, having already played in 32 Ligue 1 games for the club in a previous spell at the club. This should mean that he can adapt very quickly to life in the French club, and is why it makes sense for him to come in January.
If he took a few months to adapt to the club, there would be no point in him coming in January for six months. However, as it is, it could be a very astute signing for the club. It strengthens their options in the middle of the park, and adds depth to an otherwise slightly thin squad.