Ghanaian midfielder Salis Abdul Samed signs for French Ligue 1 club RC Lens

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Ghanaian defensive midfielder Salis Abdul Samed has joined RC Lens from fellow French Ligue 1 side Clermont Foot.

Samed has a five-year contract with Lens and is eager to contribute to the club this season.

Lens reportedly paid 5 million euros plus add-ons, with Clermont including a sell-on clause in the deal.

“We are happy to finalise the arrival of Salis, a player we have been following very closely for many months,” Florent Ghisolfi, the sporting director and a former player at RC Lens said.

“He was our priority in this position: a player who has a lot of pace, a lot of running and a lot of intensity. Salis is a complete midfielder, influential in both defensive and offensive aspects, but with a lot of potential for development.

“His qualities, his commitment and his generosity make Salis a perfect fit for our project.”

The 22-year-old is an excellent addition for Lens, who hope to improve on their seventh-place finish in Ligue 1 last season.

He was named to Ghana’s preliminary 2021 Africa Cup of Nations squad but was unable to make the final cut due to injury.


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