Fulham have signed midfielder Ange-Freddy Plumain on a three-year deal from Lens.

The 18-year-old arrived on a free transfer from the Ligue 2 side and has signed a contract until 2016 with the option of an additional one-year extension.

He will join up with the Cottagers’ development squad for next season’s Under-21 Premier League campaign, under the management of former Fulham defender Kit Symons.

Plumain made 22 appearances for Lens in the second tier of French football scoring one goal and has also represented the French national side at under-16 level.