Doucouré flies to Crystal Palace, Jean in MLS


Le mercato will come alive in the direction of departures. Announced for several weeks leaving for the Premier League, Cheick Doucouré will join Crystal Palace this Thursday, June 30. A transfer whose amount is close to the 21 million euros excluding bonus and percentage on resale. A tidy sum for the artesian club which had integrated the young Malian in 2018 in its youth categories when he was only 18 years old. Four years later, Doucouré has established himself as an indisputable holder of Lens with 34 club matches played on the season. And a bit like in 2017 with the departure of Benjamin Bourigeaud for Stade Rennais, Lensois supporters see one of their little ones leave the nest. Under the orders of Patrick Vieirathe Malian international will have a nice challenge to take up in the English championship.

Racing Club de Lens had already anticipated the departure of its midfielder by recruiting Salis Abdul Samed (Clermont). « He’s a boy we saw three years ago, he was in the same year as Douc’ and it wasn’t easy to make room for twoexplains sports director Florent Ghisolfi. But we were able to keep an eye on him. He had a good season at Clermont but there is still the possibility of improving him as we did with Cheick. »

Corentin Jean in Miami

Head abroad for another Blood and Gold. Absent from the recovery at the start of the week, Corentin Jean was already on his way to United States. The Lensois striker, little used during the last exercise, caught the eye of the board of Inter Miami. The MLS club owned by David Beckham in particular is in full swing to try to rally the play-offs of the eastern conference of the country. RC Lens therefore lets go of its player who was at the end of the contract on June 30, 2023 against compensation of just over one million euros according to our colleagues from L’Équipe.

In lack of playing time, Corentin Jean was sometimes called up with the reserve team last season.
In lack of playing time, Corentin Jean was sometimes called up with the reserve team last season.



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