RC Lens have announced the signing of French midfielder Adrien Thomasson until 2026. According to RMC, RC Lens paid around €5m to sign one of Ligue 1’s best and most experienced versatile midfielder. Signed on a free transfer from Nantes in 2018, the Savoy-born player registered 28 goals in 156 games with Strasbourg and won a Coupe de la Ligue with the Alsatians in 2019. He now joins the second-placed team in the league, with currently Lens trailing PSG by six points.
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Strasbourg president Marc Keller paid tribute to his now-former player and sincerely thanked him for his contribution to the club. “He’s a skilled football player, an exemplary, humble and hard-working man. He’s perfectly in line with the club’s values, for which he always gave his all. Everyone here wishes him the best for his career.“
Adrien Thomasson explained that it was time for him to move on, despite having received a two-year extension proposal from Strasbourg’s management. He commended his club for allowing him to improve as a football player and grow as a man, and pointed out that RC Strasbourg will keep a special place in his heart. “I’d like to thank the president, the executives, my teammates, my coaches, the staff and the supporters – I’ll never forget that.“
RC Lens managing director Arnaud Pouille praised the signing of the experienced player, lauding his versatility and his steady performance level over the years. Adrien Thomasson may feature with Les Sang-et-Or this Saturday as RC Lens host relegation battlers Auxerre for Ligue 1 gameweek 19.
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