AS Monaco defender Chrislain Matsima (20) has joined Ligue 1 rivals Lorient on loan for the 2022/23 season. The Breton club gave an option to buy the France U20 international at the end of the loan.
Matsima has come through the ranks at the Principality club and in the last two seasons, he has featured in 16 Ligue 1 fixtures, as well as three Europa League ties. However, with Benoît Badiashile, Guillermo Maripán, Axel Disasi and now Malang Sarr all ahead of him in the pecking order, he finds his route to first-team football blocked.
Speaking in a press release from the club, Matsima said, “I am very satisfied to be joining Lorient on loan, a club which is once again amongst the elite of French football. I have spent time in Ligue 1 with Monaco and this season I hope to earn game time within my new team and with my new teammates.”
He continued, “I will do my maximum to earn their confidence and show all of my qualities and therefore continue my progression to the highest level.”