Lille have announced French midfielder Benjamin André’s contract renewal. The 32-year-old stalwart is now tied to a new contract until 2026. The former Stade Rennais skipper and winner of the 2019 Coupe de France with the Brittany side, put pen to paper on Thursday. The ever-reliable André is a key part of Paulo Fonseca’s seventh-placed side, having played every Ligue 1 game with Les Dogues bar one, where he was suspended. The Nice-born midfielder scored one goal and registered two assists this season.
Benj' 2⃣0⃣2⃣6⃣❤ pic.twitter.com/btMGwaa5q6— LOSC (@losclive) January 12, 2023
One of Ligue 1’s finest holding midfielders, André played a crucial role in securing the shock 2020-2021 Ligue 1 title under current PSG boss Christophe Galtier. The following season, he helped the Nord outfit win the Trophée des Champions and reach the Champions League round of 16. LOSC president Olivier Létang shared his delight at André’s latest renewal. “Benjamin perfectly matches the human and sporting values we wish to convey.“
André will hope to celebrate his long-term commitment with the Stade Pierre-Mauroy faithful as Lille host Troyes on Sunday.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval