Lorient pushing to sign Lokomotiv Moscow striker Wilson Isidor

FC Lorient is in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow over the signing of French forward Wilson Isidor (22), according to a report from Ouest-France.

The former Stade Rennais youth product would be the man most likely to replace the departing Terem Moffi. The Nigerian is Ligue 1’s second-best goalscorer with twelve strikes and is being courted by both Nice and Marseille with the sale expected to rise above the €20m mark. Isidor joined AS Monaco in 2018 as a free agent, but he somewhat lost his way in the Principauté as he was loaned to Laval (2019-2020) and Bastia-Borgo (2020-2021) to kickstart his promising career.

Having returned to Monaco at the start of the 2021-2022 season, he was overlooked by Croatian manager Niko Kovač and was looking for a way out in the January transfer window. Lokomotiv Moscow pounced and signed him for a €3.5m fee. Isidor established himself as one of Russia’s Premier League’s most reliable strikers.

He has scored nine goals and registered five assists in twenty-four league games with the Moscow outfit since his arrival. Now, Lorient are offering the Rennes-born player a way back in Brittany. Ouest-France report that Bundesliga bottom-placed Schalke 04 are also interested in signing him.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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