After the young Faroese goalkeeper Pauli Jacobsen (H71) and the Senegalese center-half Alexis Biagui (Villeurbanne), the Cherbourg yesterday announced a third recruit for next season. And Fred Bougeant has chosen to continue to exploit a vein that has been rather successful for him lately, that of the Paris Saint-Germain training center.
The pivot Thomas Loppy, 20, will join Andry Goujon-Bellevue and Ivah Gauthier, two former residents of the Parisian school, next summer. He has signed up for the next two seasons.
In the Channel, Loppy will replace the Danish giant Kristian Orsted. Arrived two years ago, the pivot will leave the JSC to join Sélestat, where he will evolve alongside another former Cherbourgeois, Hakon Ekren.
The departure of Orsted at the end of the season, combined with that of Jonas Burud, sounds like the end of the Scandinavian vein exploited in recent seasons by the Mancho club.