Transfer : Portsmouth – Leyton Orient
Nigel Atangana has joined Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.
Orient, Crawley and Ebbsfleet were among a number of clubs trailing the out-of-favour midfielder..
The 26-year-old had already been told by Paul Cook there will be no new deal when his existing contract expires at the season’s end – now he has bid farewell to Fratton Park.
The Frenchman’s last appearance was as a substitute at Carlisle in November and since has seen Danny Hollands, Ben Close and Adam Barton preferred as one of the two holding midfielders.
With Paul Cook keen to reduce his sizeable squad this month, Atangana had been a prime candidate to depart, alongside Matt Tubbs.
He started the first eight league matches of the Cook era before falling away from the side.
Atangana joined Pompey from the Hawks for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2014, going on to make 48 appearances and score once.