OM and Lens have reached a full agreement for the transfer of Jonathan Clauss (29), this Tuesday. The right side, who had only a year of contract left with Racing, will have his medical examination on Wednesday at the latest.
Jonathan Clauss (29) will become a new player for Olympique de Marseille. OM and Lens reached a full agreement on Tuesday for the transfer of the right side, after several days of discussions. According to information from RMC Sport, the transfer fee will amount to 7.5 million euros, plus bonuses. The player, who had only a year of contract left in Hauts de France, will have his medical examination no later than Wednesday morning.
The French international (4 caps) was given priority in his post by Igor Tudor, the new Marseille coach, ten days ago. Since then, the two clubs have exchanged at length to find common ground. Racing refused three offers (one at 5, another at 6, then a final one at 6.5, not counting the bonuses) before coming to an agreement with their Olympian counterpart. The main interested party should sign a three-year contract with OM, which he wanted to join as soon as the club approached.
While waiting for a favorable outcome, the player trained in Strasbourg has started preparation with Lens. He certainly wore the club jersey for the last time last Saturday during the friendly match against Rodez (1-0, L2). After two very successful seasons in the north of France, Clauss will join a club with much greater exposure and discover the Champions League for the first time in his atypical career.
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After having chained experiences in the lower French levels, the right side caught the eye of RC Lens in 2020 after two years at Arminia Bielefeld in German D2. Arrived anonymously, he quickly established himself as a benchmark for the post in Ligue 1 to the point of being retained by Didier Deschamps last March. He has since racked up four caps and is applying for a place in the squad for the next World Cup.