Versatility, wild card, transfer window … RC Lens wants to choose the right solution after Gradit’s injury

Versatility, wild card, transfer window … RC Lens wants to choose the right solution after Gradit’s injury

Versatility, wild card, transfer window … RC Lens wants to choose the right solution after Gradit’s injury

RC Lens are facing a defensive problem with the loss in a few days of Christopher Wooh, who left for Rennes, and that of Jonathan Gradit, who has been injured for several weeks. But the club doesn’t seem lacking in resources.

Sometimes fate is particularly mischievous. It was then that Christopher Wooh flew to Rennes in the closing hours of the transfer window, depriving RC Lens of their designated number 4 in defense, that Jonathan Gradit was injured for several weeks. If he had stayed at RC Lens, Christopher Wooh, who has not yet played a single minute with Rennes (2 benches in L1, another in the Europa League), would have had time and Racing would not have been in this delicate situation. .

Of course, RC Lens is not without solution: the Massadio Haidara team, definitely a particularly useful player, has been able to adapt in a register that we just did not know him, that of the right axis defender, who we have always seen him evolve at left when it went down a notch. There is also Steven Fortes, whose current state of form we do not know very well, where the young Ismaël Boura, whom we know mainly in left-wing positions such as Massadio Haïdara or the promising Adrien Louveau who is currently recovering from a wound. There is also the solution Jean Onana who in the past has played in defense, especially in Belgium. But these possibilities, while credible, may seem do-it-yourself and for some would plunder another sector.

Alexander Djiku, a name that circulates among so many other possibilities in the viewfinder of RC Lens?

So RC Lens is thinking of a wild card. This was already the case before Jonathan Gradit’s injury, it is even more so today. But in silence. In an interview for The voice of sport made before the defender’s injury and posted on Monday, ds Florent Ghisolfi is confident that the club has posed “ the 10 names “That interests him, but underlines a” narrow market “. The Strasbourg name Alexander Djiku is currently emerging. It began to circulate as soon as there was talk of a prankster in Lens, without the information having, at least at the time, more substance than a name on a list. expensive. Even though there was a discussion about a departure this summer, with a transfer interrupted at the last moment at Hoffenheim, he is still the owner of the Alsatian club at the beginning of the season. A Strasbourg that needs all his strength after the first few days Racing could also be snapped up between Ligue 2 chances.

It must be said that recruiting a joker means limiting oneself to the French market. 10 days after the closing of the transfer window and this surprise departure, the transfer of Christopher Wooh to Rennes appears even more like a small thorn in the side of Lensois, but there are already only 9 games to play before the transfer window. .winter that will be much more open. And Jonathan Gradit may be back before the end of this series. Sang et Or wanted to keep Wooh but the player no longer necessarily had his head in Lens when Rennes came to offer him a way out with the hope of a little more time to play, but also a transfer offer (10 million euros for a player who arrived free a year ago) difficult to refuse even for the club. Should we really have any regrets under these conditions? In the meantime, this may be an opportunity for some to reveal themselves internally. Racing, which has just achieved 3 good results without leader Seko Fofana in the starting lineup, has a real group and often does not fail to surprise. At RC Lens, however, we frankly don’t seem to be in a panic faced with this situation.

Christophe Schaad, with Eloise De Mester

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