Mercato: Loïs Openda, the big blow of RC Lens

Mercato: Loïs Openda, the big blow of RC Lens

The Belgian international striker from Bruges is about to sign with RC Lens, according to “L’Équipe”.



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RC Lens is definitely not behind in its recruitment. After Jimmy CabotSalis Abdul Samed, Lukasz Poreba, Adam Buksa, the official officialization very close to the goalkeeper of Nottingham Forest Brice Samba, it is a sixth recruit that reveals The Team
: the young striker Loïs Openda (1.75 m, 22 years old) arrived in Lens on Monday evening for his medical examination.

Like most recent arrivals, including Samba, the new Belgian international (3 selections, 1 goal)
of Club Bruggeis going to make a long-term commitment: five years.

The transfer fee is not known but it would be significant, according to the daily, for a talented player who was under contract until June 2024. His market value is estimated at 7.5 M € by the Transfermarkt site.



We could approach 10 M€ disbursed for the transfer of Seko Fofanaarrived from Udinese in 2020.

18 goals in 2021-2022

Loaned to Vitesse Arnhem (Netherlands) for the past two seasons, Loïs Openda scored 18 goals last season in the Eredivisie, the Dutch first division, and also played in the Europa League Conference.


The Lensois sports coordinator Florent Ghisolfi had tried, a fortnight ago, a last approach to Arnaud Kalimuendo. But it was nearly impossible. After two successful seasons on loan in Artois, the international hopeful striker, who met the management of PSG on Monday afternoon, wants to take a step forward anyway and show what he is worth at European level. But with Openda, RC Lens is also betting on great potential, a small, toned build who has the qualities to delight the Lensois supporters.





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