Paris Saint-Germain is closely monitoring the situation of Seko Fofana (27). Highly courted, the RC Lens midfielder has taken on a new dimension this season.
It is a name that we already saw circulating this season in Paris. Especially in the mouths of Parisian supporters tired of seeing their club accumulate recruitment errors in an essential game sector, which was the basis of the first Qatari successes. The performances of the Ivorian international midfielder Seko Fofana left no one indifferent as the player of the Racing Club de Lens reigned over the middle ground during the season which has just ended, to the point of being considered for a time as the best Ligue 1 player in his post.
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And as PSG, as we have said, have been sorely lacking in reliable players in this sector of play in recent years, some of the followers of the capital club have taken to dreaming of a possible arrival of this player. Their expectations may soon be fulfilled as Le Parisien reveals this week that the 27-year-old is on Paris Saint-Germain’s shortlist for the summer transfer window. Powerful, physically strong, able to break lines by projecting himself, Fofana is a very impactful player on the field with an impressive volume.
Its value has doubled in a year
But he has also become very reliable technically. His progress and consistency at Lens command respect. Named best African player of the Ligue 1 season in mid-May by a jury of specialists from Radio France Internationale (RFI) who awarded him the Marc-Vivien-Foé prize, Fofana plays in a register that is lacking in the club of the capital, with this ability to score important goals, like against PSG in December (1-1). His club’s top scorer with 10 goals, just behind Arnaud Kalimuendo (13), Fofana has never been as effective as this season.
An ideal profile which seems to correspond to the expectations of Parisian decision-makers while PSG seeks to rebuild all or part of its workforce by betting on players deemed reliable over time, both sportingly and in terms of daily work requirements. . Seko Fofana has never played in a European Cup before, but his value has exploded since his arrival at RC Lens two years ago, to reach 25 million euros according to the specialized site Transfermarkt (against 12 million euros last year at the same time). The CIES football observatory puts his market value between 10 and 15 million euros.
Lens could want 20 before giving up his player. According to Le Parisien, Seko Fofana would dream of the Parisian challenge despite the strong competition expected in the middle, the sector which should record the greatest number of movements this summer. Danilo Pereira, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye and Georginio Wijnaldum are all players likely to leave this summer during the major cleaning expected in the Parisian ranks.