L’Équipe report this afternoon that Montpellier are looking to sign Lens striker Ignatius Ganago, with the Cameroon international forward emerging as a potential option in particular should Stephy Mavididi leave the club. The Englishman is open to leaving the Ligue 1 side.
The Sang et Or have valued Ganago in the region of €5m to €6m, with MHSC open to putting €4m along with bonuses on the table. His contract expires at the end of the 2023/24 season.
Despite a promising start to his spell at the club two years ago, Ganago has only managed 12 Ligue 1 goals in his time at the club and has been relegated in the strikers’ pecking order. He nevertheless scored a dramatic goal on the final day to equalise against Monaco, meaning the Principality side lost their automatic Champions League qualification spot.
The 23-year-old has been linked to a host of clubs this summer, with his departure from the Artois club set to take place this summer – he recently turned down a move to Charleroi amid interest from another Belgian club, Anderlecht.
Within Ligue 1, interest from Lorient and Saint-Étienne was reported, while Newcastle reached out to his representatives this winter.