Tireless midfielder, Alhassan Wakaso has sealed a three and a half year deal with French side Lorient.

The uncapped Ghanaian joins the French Ligue 1 side after three seasons with Rio Ave.

Wakaso, younger brother of Ghanaian international, Mubarak Wakaso will become the second Ghanaian in the Lorient team.

Striker, Abdul Majeed Waris is already a member of the French side.

Wakaso will however be the third Ghanaian to play for the French side in the last couple of years after Jordan Ayew enjoyed a successful stint there.

“I have heard a lot about FC Lorient by Pedrinho in particular, and by Majeed Warris, who is a great friend.

“They told me about good things and I am happy today to arrive at the FCL. Playing in France was a real goal and being able to do it today is a great pleasure.

“With my new teammates, we have a great challenge to keep the club in Ligue 1. We have the arguments to do it and I will do everything to reach it,” he said.

Wakaso missed out of Ghana’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon despite being called for the last international assignment where Ghana lost 2-0 to Egypt.