At the last minute of the Mercado Cheikh Niasse (Lille) loaned until the end of the season to Panathinaikos, without option to buy

Appeared only once this season with LOSC, against Celtic Glasgow in the Europa League, Cheikh Niasse should look for playing time elsewhere. The 21-year-old Senegalese midfielder, who can also play in defense, had not yet moved to Greece for administrative reasons.

Cheikh Niasse JMG LOSC Panathinaïkos

On Thursday afternoon, the JMG academician who plays as a defensive midfielder under contract with LOSC touched down at Athens airport before heading to the Panathinaikos training center. The 21-year-old Senegalese joined his newcomer club days after the transfer was made official. 

In a press conference, the coach of the Greek club, László Bölöni, confided on this arrival: “We had to bring a recovering midfielder with Niasse, who can also play the role of central defender, but he is a recoverer which brings to our club many possibilities. Sankharé, who is a six-eight, plus eight, can bring us verticality, his arrival completely satisfies us. “

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