With Loïs Openda, RC Lens had smelled the right thing for a long time

the RC Lens on Wednesday formalized the signing of the Belgian international striker Lois Openda. If the 22-year-old bought from Bruges made a name for himself above all last season, the Racing and Florent Ghisolfi had been watching him for much longer.

According The Teamit had been almost 3 years since the RC Lens was very attentive to his progress. At the time, the player was already starting to shine with the Belgian Espoirs selection, but in Bruges, he had to be content with limited playing time, still scoring 4 goals in 20 appearances in the Belgian championship in 2018-2019 out of 20 appearances (including 3 as a starter) with his training club before ending with a clean sheet in 2019-2020 (in 15 appearances including 3 as a starter).

It was during his last 2 seasons, on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, that he took off with first 10, then 18 goals in the Dutch league. Enough to see his rating climb, and even a little more by scoring his first goal with Belgium A this summer in the League of Nations during a 6-1 success against Poland. This while Florent Ghisolfi was present in Brussels. The player would have cost around 10 million euros in the RC Lens who had therefore quickly sniffed out the big potential and who was able to concretize this long-term file despite the rise in the market value of the player.

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