Eddy Lecgyne joins Paris FC on loan
16 JUL 2016
Just hours before the big friendly match against Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos, Paris FC have announced that Eddy Lecygne has joined on loan from Stoke City of the English Premier League. This is the first move made by Kévin Gauthier since taking over a few weeks ago.
The 19-year-old found game time hard to come by at the bet365 Stadium and goes on his second loan in two years, this time back home here in France. Lecygne has never made an appearance for his parent club and Manager Mark Hughes was quoted in saying that this is his last chance to prove himself for a future role on the Stoke first team.
“I am delighted to join Paris FC, who are looking to recover after being relegated,” said Lecygne after signing his contract a few hours before kickoff. “Like Paris FC, I have big ambitions for the coming season and it will be a great pleasure to work under the direction of Kévin Gauthier, who has developed an excellent reputation in France, and across Oceania, for his quality as a coach. I can’t wait to begin this loan.”
Gauthier, the former AS Mont-Dore manager, has announced that he will be looking towards frees and loans during the rest of the window. He has been with Paris FC since June replacing Jean-Luc Vasseur earlier in the summer.
PFC remain overwhelming favourites to win return to Ligue 2 this season but the aim for the club’s owner, Pierre Ferracci, is staying in the professional leagues for more than one season .
In other club news Anthony Ribelin will miss the Panathinaikos and is rumored to be out for the next three weeks due to suffering a groin strain during a training session.
Paris FC kick off their match against Panathinaikos at the Stade Charléty. Tickets are still available and are as low as €3. Kickoff will is set for a 8:00pm kickoff