As reported by the official website, Didier Agathe will not be joining us; this is because he failed to show up for the training camp.
I don't know much about Agathe, but I have heard various stories suggesting that attitude, rather than ability, are the problem. He left Celtic because he felt he deserved to be amongst the top brass at the club (presumably in terms of £); the fact that his mentor at Celtic, Martin O'Neill, did not want to sign him after six months at Villa also suggests that something is amiss.
Regardless, if you are hoping to impress a potential new employer, turning up is a good start; if it was someone hoping to get a job with me, I would not even bother with them if they did not show up. I cannot help but think that it is a lucky escape - Agathe would presumably have been on relatively high wages, and if this is indicative of his attitude, we are better off without him.
In other news, BBC Nottingham report that Brecks will continue to be the Reds' skipper next season - I think this is the right move, despite the arrival of the Lenster. The ginger one should be able to show his influence regardless of whether he is wearing the armband, and it allows for some continuity, while also saving Brecks from the potential demotivating effect/humiliation of losing the captaincy. I did feel sorry for Riccy Scimeca when he lost the captaincy not once, but twice - it is hardly a vote of confidence.