Since this summer, Corentin Jean has been playing in Major League Soccer. The former Blood and Gold returned to his recent departure from RC Lens.
RC Lens Mercato: Corentin Jean justifies his departure from MLS
Current 4th in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Racing Club de Lens did not particularly fuel the last transfer window. RC Lens made a big sale the transfer of Cheick Doucouré to the Premier League. The midfielder now plays at Crystal Palace. The northern club also recorded an important start with the transfer of Jonathan Clauss to Olympique de Marseille. The departure of this executive brought in 7.5 million euros for Blood and Gold. Which are also separated from Corentin Jean. The 26-year-old striker left to live his American dream in Florida. He now plays at Inter Miami, a franchise run by David Beckham. Interrogates SoFoot, the former Toulousain justified his departure from Lens. He reveals in particular that he rejected an extension offer from the Artesian club, which did not meet his expectations.
“At the end of last season, I have a meeting with the directors of RC Lens. They intended to prolong me, even if they had taken the decision to lower my salary. But beyond that, in their speeches, I didn’t feel a real desire for me to continue the adventure with them. So I immediately let my agents know that I wanted to find a new club.
Inter Miami, an excellent opportunity for Corentin Jean
Willing to leave the Blood and Gold, Corentin Jean wanted to seize a great opportunity this summer. Approached by some teams in the championship, the former Lensois striker rebuffed them to opt for a challenge in MLS. A great opportunity for the former Toulousain who also finds himself financially. He also assures that he intended to evolve in MLS one day, but at the twilight of his career.
“A few Ligue 2 clubs made offers, but I couldn’t find it financially. I also didn’t want to divide my salary by three. Miami’s offer was much better, and I accepted their offer. […] Quickly, I said to myself that a career is so short, that when such opportunities present themselves, we cannot refuse them. I am happy to have accepted, and I have this strong impression of having made the right choice. »