Montpellier’s Cameroon international Bill Tchato has signed a $1.6million deal with German Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern, his new club have confirmed.

The 27-year-old defender agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract last night.

Kaiserslautern, one of the powerhouses of Germann football in recent years, have been struggling this season and currently lie second from bottom of the Bundesliga.

Tchato, who has 26 caps for Cameroon, was due to join his new teammates later today at their winter training camp in Turkey.