Tunisia defender Alaeddine Yahia has left Southampton to join the French second division side St Etienne.
Tunisia's Alaeddine Yahia joins St Etienne on loan
The 23-year-old has joined the French outfit on loan until the end of the season, according to the English club's website.
Yahia, who has failed to play a single game for Southampton's first team, returns to France in order to play regular football.
Southampton signed Yahia from the French first division team Guingamp at the start of the season.
He is the second African to join St Etienne this week following Lamine Sakho's transfer from Olympique Marseille on Thursday.