TRANSFERS: the madness of deadlines!

As always, the last day of the summer transfer window offered its share of twists and turns. Striker France U21 Amine Gouiri signed a five-year contract with Stade Rennais FCwhile reindeerGaetan Laborde took the opposite route by signing for OGC Nice on a four-year contract. In this de facto exchange between two confirmed Ligue 1 Uber Eats attackers, Gouiri will find Bruno Genesio, his coach at Olympique Lyonnais (2017-19), while OGC Nice re-forms the Andy Delort-Gaëtan Laborde duo so prolific at Montpelier. a few seasons ago.

Still in Nice, the 23-year-old Danish central defender from Brentford Mads Bech Sorensen arrived on loan until the end of the season. Left-handed central defender, Sörensen, under contract with the English club until June 2023, has played three Premier League matches this season, all as a substitute. He spent a total of 18 minutes on the pitch. After the arrival of the 28-year-old English left-back Joe Bryan from Fulham, Sörensen is the second defender to join OGC Nice on loan from the English top flight in two days.

In the Rennes ranks, in addition to Amine Gouiri, Lensois central defender Christopher Woo signed a four-year contract with the Breton club, which will have an even younger squad this season than last time. Wooh, who was trained by the academy and the senior team of Nancy, is 20 years old and made his debut in Ligue 1 Uber Eats last season with Lens, where he had already been recruited to compensate for the departure of Loïc Badé reindeer. Bruno Genesio’s men have recruited three new central defenders in recent weeks: Joe Rodon (24), Arthur Théate (22) and Christopher Wooh.

Carlos Soler, sixth PSG recruit

Spanish attacking midfielder Carlos Soler signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint Germain of Valencia. Soler (25) is the sixth summer signing for the French champions after midfielders Vitinha, Renato Sanches and Fabian Ruiz, young French striker Hugo Ekitike and French defender Nordi Mukiele. Soler is a versatile attacking midfielder, capable of playing as a playmaker or on the flank, and captained at Valencia, where he came through the academy and has spent his entire career so far. The Spanish international (ten caps) has scored 36 goals in 226 appearances for Valencia in all competitions, according to statistics from his new club.

Amine Harit is back at OM! The Moroccan attacking midfielder was loaned by Schalke 04 to Marseilles, where he played last season. OM said in a statement that the loan came with a purchase option. Harit, who is 25, is the 12th Marseille recruit of the summer. Last season he scored five goals and provided four assists in 34 games in all competitions. “Now that Amine is back home, the club, which came second in the 2021-22 season, will benefit from his great experience and knowledge of the environment to integrate quickly and offer an additional offensive solution within the club. workforce of Igor Tudor”, noted OM about their latest recruit.

In the north, attacking midfielder Adam Ounas signed a two-year contract with LOSC on the side of Serie A Napoli, with an option for an additional year. The 25-year-old player, who went through the Bordeaux academy before being loaned to Nice during the 2019-20 season, is back in the French league. Able to play on both wings or as a second striker (but more comfortable on the right), he bolsters a limited squad in attacking options, which should help coach Paulo Fonseca in his desire for more competition in the workforce. “Everyone in Europe knows that Lille is one of the biggest clubs in France, where they play a type of football that I like, where they play well with the ball. I was immediately attracted”, said the player on the official LOSC website. .

A few minutes from the end of the window, LOSC have formalized their second signing with the arrival of the Portuguese midfielder from Everton Andre Gomes on loan for a season. The 29-year-old, who had spells with Valencia and Barcelona, ​​won Euro 2016 with his country and made 38 appearances for European clubs. In the Lille midfield, he will be in competition with two quasi-homonyms: Benjamin André and Angel Gomes. And he will play under the direction of his compatriot Paulo Fonseca, a coach who is pushing the club’s management to strengthen this sector. “I hope to help the group, which already has a lot of quality, by bringing my experience. The president and Paulo Fonseca convinced me to join the project,” explained the latest LOSC recruit.

Ganago in Nantes, reinforcements in Toulouse

After a very successful start to the season, RC Lens took advantage of the last hours of the transfer window to register a new arrival. After the surprise extension of Seko Fofana, the RCL has again made a good deal for its midfielder with the arrival of John Onana. The box-to-box/defensive midfielder has signed a contract with the club until 2027. After his debut at LOSC, it was with the Girondins de Bordeaux that the Cameroonian international rose to prominence, with 23 appearances ( three goals and two assists) in Ligue 1 Uber Eats last season.

FC Nantes have landed the coup with the transfer of Ignatius Ganago. The 23-year-old striker, also a Cameroonian international, will join his third elite club after OGC Nice and RC Lens. The new Nantes number 14, who has played 108 Ligue 1 Uber Eats matches, scored 18 goals and provided 2 assists, has signed a four-year contract in the west of France. Meanwhile, in Hérault, Montpellier have completed the recruitment of the goalkeeper Bingourou Kamara (25 years old) from Strasbourg to compensate for the long injury of Dimitry Bertaud, lining of Jonas Omlin. The length of the Senegal international’s contract has not been announced.

Toulouse turned to Greece to find a new midfielder. According to Efthymios Koulouris, Theocharis Tsingaras will become the second Greek player to play for Toulouse FC. The 22-year-old former U21 international is on loan from PAOK Salonika and will strengthen Toulouse FC’s midfield. He’s not the promoted club’s only new signing, as Veljko Burmancevic joined from Malmö FF (Sweden) late in the evening. “‘Birma’ has been added to Philippe Montanier’s attacking squad following the arrivals of Zakaria Aboukhlal and Thijs Dallinga this summer,” TFC said of the player who scored 27 goals in 71 games for the club Swedish.

Three recruits to Lorient. International attacking midfielder U20 of AS Saint-Etienne Adil Aouchiche signed for Hakes on a three-year contract. The 20-year-old has played 77 games, including 36 as a starter, in all competitions (2 goals, 10 assists) for the Greens, including two Ligue 2 BKT games at the start of the season, having played three ( a goal) with PSG, his childhood club, in 2019-20. Meanwhile, FC Lorient have also announced the striker’s arrivals Sirine Doucoure (20, Châteauroux) and goalkeeper Vito Mannone (34 years old, AS Monaco).

Two recruits in Angers and ESTAC

Ibrahim Amadou amounts to SCO. The Franco-Cameroonian has signed a one-season contract with Gérald Baticle’s team after playing for FC Metz in the second half of last season. The 29-year-old midfielder, who also played for AS Nancy Lorraine and LOSC, made a good impression at Angers during his loan in 2020-21 (24 Ligue 1 Uber Eats games). The other SCO recruit at the deadline is a Frenchman Yan Valery (23). The right-back, who played for Southampton, has signed a four-year contract.

Wishing to strengthen their attack following the departure of El Bilal Touré, Reims Stadium have reached an agreement with Rosenborg BK for the loan with an option to buy Noah Holm. The 21-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 30 appearances for the Norwegian club. Just over 100 kilometers from Reims, Estac Troyes strengthened their team by taking out two loans: goalkeeper Mateusz Lis (25) from Southampton and midfielder Lucien Agoume (20) from Inter Milan. Agoumé, who came to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, is on loan for the second consecutive time in the top flight, having played 27 Ligue 1 Uber Eats games for Stade Brestois 29 last season.

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