Algerian striker Abdelmalek Cherrad has signed with French Ligue 1 club SC Bastia. The player was released by Belgian club La Gantoise after fighting with his Moroccan teammate. However, the player was just on loan with the club from OGC Nice (Ligue 1). SC Bastia has signed the player for 2 and a half years and he will join his fellow Algerian national team member Anther Yahia, as well as Moroccan Youssef Hadji at the club. The club is currently 17th in the 20-team French league.