France Bleu report this afternoon that Gaël Kakuta is closing in on a move away from Lens, with the Artois club having reached an agreement with Amiens over the midfielder’s transfer.
The former Chelsea man, who has seen his playing time with the Sang et Or decrease drastically since his first season, is set to return to the club he spent the 2017/18 and 2019/20 campaigns with as a “joker” one-off transfer which clubs are allowed to make outside the summer window.
Kakuta scored 11 goals and was a regular fixture in Franck Haise’s team in the club’s first season back in Ligue 1, but has seen the young David Pereira da Costa gradually take his spot in the starting eleven. This season, he has come on as a substitute on two occasions, for a total of 20 minutes’ worth of action. He now returns to Amiens to help them in their promotion push, as they currently sit second in Ligue 2.