16.08.2015 14:46 h

Georgia captain Kankava joins 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, who has scored six goals in 52 games for the national side, was a mainstay for the Ukrainian club, who lost the Europa League final last May to Sevilla.

The 29-year-old 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.