Sassuolo have formally handed striker Khouma Babacar to newly-promoted Lecce on loan with option to buy.
The 26-year-old Senegal international had moved from Fiorentina to the Mapei Stadium for €10m in January 2018, but fell rapidly down the pecking order.
He was not part of Coach Roberto De Zerbi’s plans for this season and completed the loan move just 35 minutes before the transfer deadline.
Babacar scored seven goals with two assists in 29 Serie A appearances for the Neroverdi last season.
Meanwhile, Sassuolo also signed Asteras Tripolis defender Giorgos Kyriakopoulos on loan with option to buy.