As revealed by our Swiss colleagues from Blick this Thursday, Edon Zhegrova was one of LOSC’s priority targets to replace Jonathan Ikoné, recently transferred to Fiorentina (ITA) for 15 M€. The young player born in Germany, trained in Belgium (Standard Liège, St-Trond, Genk), and International Kosovar (24 selections, 2 goals), arrived in Paris as evidenced by his Instagram account.
He is expected in the North this Friday to initial his new five-year contract, the formalities for the medical examination having already been completed. “Only details remain” we were assured at the Mastiffs who supervised the young 22-year-old dribbler winger with a good left foot.
To buy out his last two years of contract at FC Basel (June 2023), Lille should pay around €7 million for this eccentric player who is used to playing most often on the right side and drilling inside, but can occupy the opposite wing. Of average size, he is reputed to have good legs and an ability to accelerate in small spaces. But also to take the inside to hit from the left. Like Jonathan Ikoné did.
OL were also interested according to the Swiss press
His first part of the Swiss season and his participation in the Europa Conference League (4 goals, 6 assists in fifteen games, all competitions combined) convinced the Lille recruitment unit to bet on his profile and, above all, his strong progress. The scouts of the former management of LOSC who supervised him in the past had not pushed their interest further, not yet convinced on this last aspect.
The player was involved in 28 goals in 74 matches with FC Basel. According to the Swiss press, Olympique Lyonnais was also interested in his profile, as were English clubs.