Lorient striker Adrian Grbić to be loaned to Caen

FC Lorient striker Adrian Grbić (26) is nearing a loan move to Ligue 2 outfit SM Caen, according to a report from Ouest-France. The Normandy side have set their sights on the Austrian international, who short of game time with Ligue 1’s seventh-placed side. The 26-year-old has only played three Ligue 1 matches with Les Merlus this season when coming off the bench. Talks for a loan are said to be advanced. 

Several Ligue 2 clubs have shown interest for the loan of 2019-2020 Ligue 2 season’s second-best goalscorer with Clermont. The following season, Lorient purchased Grbić for €9m on a five-year deal, but the Austrian never made his mark with the Brittany outfit. He was loaned out to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, for which he scored only one goal in 22 games, one year ago before returning to Lorient last summer. Caen look set to give him another shot at finding his groove back. The Stéphane Moulin-led side is seventh-placed in Ligue 2, with only a five point deficit on second-placed Bordeaux.

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