Solid 7th in Ligue 1 last season, RC Lens were unable to retain all of their best players. Indeed, Loîc Badé left for Stade Rennais for 17M €. Nevertheless, the Sangs et Or will be able to rely on several promising young players to try to repeat the performance. Portrait of young Lensoises shoots.
Arriving at 12 at RC Lens, David Pereira da Costa has climbed all the ranks in the Blood and Gold. Even the last rung of the first team, the toughest of all. The Franco-Portuguese attacking midfielder managed to glean some playing time by appearing 7 times in the Lensois jersey last season. His progress is being closely scrutinized by the leaders of RC Lens, who are careful not to scare him off. On the occasion of his contract extension at the start of the summer, Arnaud Pouille was delighted with the situation of Pereira da Costa on the RC Lens site: “We have seen him gain momentum since the start of the season. last. He was able to do things the right way to continue to progress and be appreciated in the locker room. He feels at home here at Racing. All educators know him and this highlights the support he received. In terms of values, involvement, commitment and seriousness, David is an example to follow for young people who knock on the door of the first team “. At 20, it might be time for the attacking midfielder to win in the first team.
Unknown at the very start of the 2020-2021 season, Christopher Wooh took just 13 games to convince RC Lens executives to sign him. From January, the 19-year-old defender won in the ASNL defense. His profile is similar to that of Loïc Badé, and the latter’s departure should leave the field free to try to scratch some playing time next season. Coming free from any contract at RC Lens, he has already shone during the preparation. Enough to let Lensois supporters imagine a Badé-style destiny. At a height of 1m91, Wooh has great physical qualities, as well as a very good head game. There is no doubt that the performance of the native of Louvres will be to follow next season, he who discovers Ligue 1 at only 19 years old.
Having already appeared 20 times in Ligue 1, Boura is a nugget already well known to Lensois supporters. And for good reason: the player has been knocking on the door of the first team for 2 years already. Integrated in the rotation of Frank Haise during the 2020-2021 season, the left side, lining Massadio Haïdara was still able to play 8 games as a holder, during which he will have made speak his technical qualities and his carefree attitude. The arrival of Deiver Machado in the Bloods and Golds could hurt him, but it could also cause him to give his all to gain the confidence of Frank Haise. Having a player like Machado as a competitor should allow him to progress even more, and to get out of his zone of confidence. If he wants to continue to have playing time, Boura is going to have to raise his level of play. And if so, we will certainly have to observe the performance of the native of Mayotte …
In addition to being able to rely on established players like Clauss or Kakuta, RC Lens can also count on talented young people. A good mix to aim higher in Ligue 1?