Bastia have announced today that they have completed the signing of Swedish defender Pierre Bengtsson from German club Mainz.
The 28-year-old joins Bastia on a season-long-loan, making him the first Swede to ever wear the shirt of SC Bastia. Bengtsson has played 30 matches in the Bundesliga since January 2015, and finished 6th in the Bundesliga last campaign.
But the central defender has left the German club in search of first team football, and will likely get more minutes with Bastia this season.
Bengtsson has played 24 times for the Swedish national team, and has won Danish Premier League’s with his time at FC Copenhagen. The 28-year-old has also played 37 times in the Europa League as well as 19 times in the Champions League which means he will add a lot of experience in big games to Bastia.