Lorient pull out of race to sign Stade Brestois’ Jérémy Le Douaron

Lorient have given up in their pursuit of Stade Brestois centre-forward Jérémy Le Douaron (25), according to a report this Friday from L’Equipe.

Les Merlus need to bolster their attacking options and have sounded out the former Stade Briochin striker. Le Douaron reached double figures last season in logging ten goals and three assists in 32 Ligue 1 games played with Eric Roy’s side.

Lorient reportedly submitted several bids to their Brittany rivals for their 25-year-old striker, but Stade Brestois rejected them all. Les Merlus eventually pulled out of the race to the signing of Le Douaron given Brest’s demands.

Despite the signings of experienced former Premier League players in Benjamin Mendy and Tiémoué Bakayoko, Lorient look a bit short on proven strikers up front with only Pablo Pagis (20), Eli Junior Kroupi (17), Siriné Doucouré (21) and Bamba Dieng (23). Regis Le Bris’ side will travel to Le Havre on Sunday for Ligue 1’s fourth matchweek.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval


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