Mercato Lens : Al-Nassr in talks with Seko Fofana!

27/06/23 11:24 by Fabien Borne

RC Lens have confirmed to several French media that Saudi club Al-Nassr are interested in their captain Seko Fofana.

After signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and several Premier League players (Kanté, Koulibaly, Ruben Neves), Saudi Arabia could soon be targeting Ligue 1. On Monday, Italian journalist Rudy Galetti tweeted that Al-Nassr, CR7's club, would be holding talks with Lens captain Seko Fofana.

Runners-up in the latest Saudi league, Al-Nassr are in the process of recruiting Chelsea's Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, and have also reached an agreement with Inter Milan for the transfer of Marcelo Brozovic, who has yet to reach an agreement with the Saudi club. In addition to these two deals, Al-Nassr will be targeting the 28-year-old Ivorian international, who is under contract until June 2025 following his extension last year.

Seko Fofana trades with Lens and Al-Nassr

On Tuesday, RC Lens confirmed to several media outlets(France Bleu Nord, La Voix du Nord, L'Equipe) the Saudi club's interest in Seko Fofana. "The club confirms exchanges between Al-Nassr and Seko Fofana/his entourage on the one hand. And on the other between Seko Fofana/his entourage and Racing. The exchanges are taking place with the utmost transparency, mutual respect and in the interests of all parties involved", Lens stated.

RC Lens told La Voix du Nord, however, that there was "no formalization underway or imminent". According to the Twitter account @CommenSensPL, Lens hopes to recoup at least 40 million euros from the transfer of its midfielder. The French club has not yet confirmed this figure.