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  • Sepe Elye Wahi: Montpellier’s Teenage Talisman

    French football’s penchant for churning out young prodigies is only matched by those prodigies’ penchant for adapting to the biggest clubs in Europe. William Saliba and Aurélien Tchouaméni are the latest recruits by the continent’s elite to have already successfully stepped up to the next level. Jonathan David remains on their radars and Hugo Ekitike…

  • Dangou Outtara: Lorient’s Burkinabé Winger

    Ligue 1 has become a reliable place for producing and developing young talent of late and it isn’t stopping now. In today’s piece, we will be looking at a player from Lorient who is starting to gather some attention due to his performances this season so far.  Dango Ouattara, a Burkina Faso international attacking midfielder…

  • Youssouf Fofana: He Won’t Go Under Your Radar This Time

    While the footballing world spent the last three months hyping up the transfer of Aurélien Tchouaméni to Real Madrid there was less panic on the shores of Southern France than some might expect. Last season, the newly unveiled Galactico played the second most minutes in the squad, but his midfield partner Youssouf Fofana quietly had…

  • David Da Costa: Lens’ Portuguese Attacking Midfielder

    David Pereira Da Costa, a Portuguese attacking midfielder who has come through the ranks at RC Lens is starting to shine in Ligue 1 of late. David started out in the RC Lens academy and started to rise from the youth teams before being moved into the B team in the 19/20 season.    At…

  • Auxerre – Are They Worth Replacing Saint-Ètienne in Ligue 1?

    The second most successful French team of all time seemed set to stay in Ligue 1 next year, after a late goal nabbed a draw against Nantes on the final day of the season.   However, in the relegation playoff, Saint Etienne fell on penalties in the second leg to Auxerre, a team who themselves…

  • Player Analysis: Seko Fofana

    Seko Fofana played a pivotal part in RC Lens’ progression in the 2021/2022 season. The French side recorded an impressive 7th place finish where Seko contributed well by ranking 2nd in the top-scoring charts for the club.   This piece will be a review of the midfielder with the use of data from sources such…

  • Sékou Mara: The Latest Gem to Emerge from Bordeaux’s Academy?

    Bordeaux have experienced a rather torrid time of late. Once a stalwart of Ligue 1 and Champions League regular, the club endured relegation to Ligue 2 after a dreadful 2021/22 campaign. Bordeaux have now suffered the ignominy of being relegated to the Championnat National due to their financial troubles. The club is likely to appeal…

  • Under The Lens: How Jonathan Clauss Became a Driving Force in Lens’ Sensational Return to Ligue 1

    RC Lens have struggled since competing for the Ligue 1 title back in the 2001/2002 season and were powerless to stop the dominance of the Lyon side that followed their title win and eventually found themselves relegated to Ligue 2. Having returned to the topflight in 2020, Lens have impressed many with their consistency which…

  • The Coming of Age of Castello Lukeba at Lyon

    The Olympique Lyonnais academy is famed for bringing through talents such as Karim Benzema, Clement Grenier, Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar and Hatem Ben Arfa. The latest talent to break through is young centre back Castello Lukeba. The 19-year-old made the step up to the first team after long-term injuries forced manager Peter Bosz to turn…