Ligue 2

Bryan Mbeumo: “Brentford play very good football. It is not “smash the ball long & see what happens”.”

Speaking to L’Équipe, French attacking talent Bryan Mbeumo explained his decision to join Championship side Brentford. Can you understand why people might be surprised about your decision to go to Brentford in the English 2nd division? Surprised? I am not sure. … Read more »

Illan Meslier: “If I put on a few more kilos, it won’t hurt!”

19-year-old French youth international goalkeeper Illan Meslier discusses his surprise move to Leeds United with L’Équipe. You have just come out of your first season as a starter for Lorient. Why have you decided to leave the Brittany club so early? … Read more »

FEATURE | Brice Samba – the signing Nottingham Forest did not know they needed

Some Forest fans feel like they have too many goalkeepers already. Others feel that may be the case, but none have earned that starter shirt. In steps former Caen stopper Brice Samba who, at 25 years old, could be the … Read more »

Cardiff to land Alimani Gory from Le Havre

Our colleagues at Soccer Link report that 22-year-old left-sided attacking player Alimani Gory of Ligue 2 side Le Havre is expected in Wales today to undergo a medical with Cardiff City. CCFC have agreed a €2.5m fee with HAC for a … Read more »

Official | Lorient loan Illan Meslier to Leeds United

Ligue 2 side FC Lorient have this morning confirmed the loan departure of 19-year-old French youth international goalkeeper Illan Meslier to Championship side Leeds United. Les Merlus confirm the existence of an option to buy in the deal, for a … Read more »

Pape Souaré thanks Djibril Sidibé for his role in ESTAC Troyes move

Speaking at an unveiling press conference yesterday with Ligue 2 side ESTAC Troyes, 29-year-old full-back Pape Souaré explained the role played by French international and new Everton player Djibril Sidibé in the deal happening. “I knew Troyes as a club … Read more »