boss Mark Hughes has signed French prospect Jeremy Helan.
The 16-year-old defender, educated at INF Clairefontaine, decided against seeing out his first professional contract with Rennes and as a consequence was suspended from international football for a month.
But the France Under 17 international is believed to have reached a financial agreement with Rennes and appeared in City's 4-1 win over Carlisle last night in the Totesport.com League.
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