Kankava joins Reims

REIMS: Georgian international midfielder Jaba Kankava has signed for Reims for three seasons with an option for a fourth from Ukrainian first division side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, the French Ligue 1 club confirmed on Sunday.

Georgia captain Kankava was a mainstay for the Ukrainian club, who lost the Europa League final last May to Sevilla.

He will help fill the gap at the club from the Champagne region following the departure of Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak to Sevilla. Kankava was presented to the press just before kickoff of Sunday’s Ligue clash at home against Marseille. Reims won their opening match of the season 2-1 at Bordeaux last weekend.