The club has completed the signing of rising Belgian star Julien De Sart from Standard Liege on a three-and-a-half year contract, subject to international clearance.

The 21-year-old defensive midfielder, who has joined for an undisclosed fee, rose through the youth ranks at Liege and has made 66 appearances for the Belgian side since making his debut in 2013.

De Sart has also represented Belgium at every level from Under-16s to Under-21s but is yet to be capped for the senior squad.

Subject to clearance, he will be available for next weekend's game against Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside.