Bristol City have completed the signing for an undisclosed fee of Han-Noah Massengo on a four-year contract.
The 18-year-old Frenchman, who has played for the France Under-18 side, arrives from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco where he was the first player born in the 21st century to play in Europe’s largest club competition.
Robins head Coach Johnson said: “I believe this signing is a real sign of our reputation spreading that a young talent like Han-Noah is willing to join Bristol City and he sees his progression and his future here.
“I’m very excited to work with him and of course he is young, he has a lot to learn but he has the raw potential to be anything he wants. I believe he can go to the very top of the game.”
Massengo told bcfc.co.uk: “I feel happy to be here. I think it’s a good project and I want to be a part of this project, so I’m very happy.
He added: “The Champions League has helped me to see the top as a football player. Every player in the Champions League wants to play there again and again because it is the top (level)…
“I want the team and I hope for Bristol City fans that we will be a Premier League club next season. It must be our ambition.”
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