According to Foot Mercato, an agreement has been found between Ligue 2 sides Bastia and Paris FC for centre-back Julien Le Cardinal (24).
Having played in the French fourth division with Stade Briochin, Bastia picked up Le Cardinal on a free over the summer of 2019. Having spent the last three years in Corsica, Le Cardinal contributed to Bastia’s double promotions, from National 2 to National (2019/20) and from National to Ligue 2 (2020/21). During his first season in the professional division, the 24-year-old has caught the eye of Paris FC boss Thierry Laurey.
Mohamed Toubache-Ter also reports that the fee has been agreed at €500,000, without bonuses and that the contract will be officially signed tomorrow. The centre-back will then bring competition to the Parisian defence, with Ousmane Camara (who regularly captains the France U19 squad) and Ousmane Kanté performing well last season.
Should the deal go through as reported, Le Cardinal will become Paris FC’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window, following Paul Lasne (33) from Brest, Mehdi Chahiri (25) from Strasbourg and Pierre-Yves Hamel from Lorient.