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Lille hand Nassim Innocenti a professional deal

Ligue 1 side Lille yesterday announced the professional contract signing of 18-year-old central defender Nassim Innocenti, for an initial 3-year length.

Innocenti’s path into football began for local club Entente Crest-Aouste, before integrating into Lyon’s academy set-up in 2015. He moved on to Lille’s youth teams in 2018 and established himself as a cornerstone of their U19s side, participating in six UEFA Youth League matches in 2019/20.

This athletic left-footed defender is also a French U16s youth international. He will begin his professional career in Les Dogues’ reserve set-up.

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