French-Algerian midfielder who made his Segunda Division debut with Sporting Gijón's senior team in 2014. After they earned promotion, he made his La Liga debut with the team in 2015.
He grew up playing for Lens in his native France, joining the senior reserve team for the first time in 2011.
He first represented Algeria internationally when he joined their U23 team in 2015.
He grew up in the Paris suburb of Bobigny.
Gijón finished 17th in 2015-2016, their first season back in La Liga. The league title was won by Lionel Messi and Barcelona.