Pierre Drossy confirmed, on Tuesday, the departure of Leni Lacroix to Portugal. The young defender (19), who trained at FC Metz, will join Benfica in Lisbon where a four-year contract awaits him.
Messin’s sporting director revealed: “It is in the process of being completed, I am currently finalizing negotiations with Benfica.” “Lenny expressed his desire to leave because he felt there was not enough playing time planned this season. His contract expired next June and it was already possible that other players would pass before him to start. So we looked for a solution to make it go well for him and us. »
The transfer amount of the French international player U19 will be around 1 million euros (excluding the bonus).
If he signed his first professional contract with Grenz in December 2019, the Strasbourg native only appeared three times with the professionals: last season in Ligue 1 on the orders of Frédéric Antonetti.