Starting this summer from RC Lens, they are either having a great start to the season, or a much more difficult lack of time to play. tour of the horizon of those who have left the “blood and gold” tunic.
Always in the elite
Sung by many clubs, Jonathan Clauss took over management of Marseille over the summer and, for the time being, has taken it well. After ten games in all competitions, he is in fact the player most used by Igor Tudor, including goalkeepers, and last Thursday he tasted the stay in France against Austria. If he hasn’t scored yet, he has provided solid performances and provided two assists in the league. Left for another great league, Arnaud Kalimuendo has had a much more mixed start to the season, having injured his thigh, missed several games and only had 107 minutes of play so far. His former and new teammate Christopher Wooh has not yet set foot on the lawns of Ligue 1 with the Rennes shirt. Having left to compete in Europe with the Nantes shirt, Ignatius Ganago has already shaken the goals under the orders of Antoine Kombouaré and seems to be gradually taking a starting position.
The stranger welcomed them
Returning to Portugal after an excellent season last year with Famalicão, Simon Banza continues to panic his Portuguese counterparts. Undisputed starter for Braga, he has already scored five goals and provided two assists in seven league games. Another starter in his new club, Cheick Doucouré, produced strong individual performances despite complicated results for Crystal Palace, providing an assist in the draw against Brentford. Assists are also an area of success for Patrick Berg who delivered one during the two games played with Bodo / Glimt, respectively against PSV Eindhoven and FC Zürich in the Europa League, playing both games.
Also author of a decisive step for his first appearance with Inter Miami, Corentin Jean has seen a much more complicated start to the season as he has only taken part in 73 minutes of the fourteen games disputed by the Florida franchise since his arrival. . The situation isn’t much better for Jonathan Varane. Left for Gijon, resident in the Spanish second division, the midfielder is for the moment confined to the reserve team, which plays in the fourth division. Finally, on loan for 18 months at Valenciennes, Gaëtan Robail is an integral part of the Greek elite’s rather positive start to the season, starting every time and scoring a goal in a 4-1 win against Ionikos.
Ligue 2 on the rise
Seeking more time to progress, Charles Boli didn’t hesitate to start at the lower level, on the side of Pau FC. Starter in the first four matches, however, he paid dearly for the poor results of his team and saw his playing time decrease, to the point of not appearing on the pitch in the last two matches which proved to be two successes for Palois, against Laval and Valenciennes. On loan alongside the promoted Annecy, Ibrahima Baldé also saw a complicated start to the season, injured immediately and returned only in the last match, lost to Le Havre (0-2).
He was also temporarily sold, but alongside Bastia, Mamadou “Koto” Camara has had only one match in the race shirt so far, during the victory he won against Metz. However, the young Senegalese player found another player on loan from RC Lens at Bastiais. In fact, Tom Ducrocq is still with the Corsicans and proves to be an undisputed owner of Régis Brouard’s team, having been a regular eight times during the nine games played by the current eighth in the elite antechamber.