Indeed, the 19-year-old player extended his contract RC Lens until 2024 on Thursday. Cheick Doucouré has played 15 games this year and has accumulated a total of 1109 minutes of play with LENS. Formed at the JMG academy in Mali Cheicj arrived at Lens in 2018, he will be 20 years old on January 8th. He was the revelation of RC Lens at the beginning of last season and confirms this year by playing different position within the club, such as successfully playing central defense in the 3-axis system of Philippe Montanier
Since his arrival he was also selected with Mali national team, participating in the African Cup of Nations last summer in Egypt, he continues to perform nd gain experience at different stages. The club and the player seems determined to continue their adventure together. Cheick is one of the most followed players of Lens in Ligue 1 and other European market.
ARNAUD POUILLE – DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RC LENS:
“This is clearly good news for Racing! Cheick quickly demonstrated real qualities as a footballer since last season, but also human qualities. He is highly appreciated by the entire locker room and the club. He is a young man who understood the requirements of professional football, he worked accordingly by gradually becoming a very important player in our workforce. His contract extension is deserved, we congratulate him for that. We would like to thank Cheick, his representatives and his youth trainers for the quality of the exchanges around this common project. We are very happy about this extension, it is a strong sign for the future. “.
CHEICK DOUCOURÉ – RC LENS PLAYER: “When I arrived in Lens, I started with the U19 and then did a large part of the second phase with the reserve team. Everything was going well despite two injuries that slowed me down a bit. I continued to work and last season I upgraded with the pros and played more and more games. RC Lens is a very good club and it has helped me a lot. When I arrived from Africa I was young and since then I have learned a lot by analyzing and reflecting. It helped me in my adaptation. Mentally, I grew up. In the field, I have improved in many areas. I discovered the position of defender and I developed physically. I extended my contract until 2024 and I’m very happy with it! This shows that RC Lens trusts me. I thank the club, the coach, the leaders, my agents who all did a very good job. Now I have to keep working, stay on my current good dynamics and I think it will be fine. I hope that we will reach the club’s goal of going up to Ligue 1. From a more personal point of view, I hope to play more games and gain experience in the league. “
Cheick with the agents of Black Skills we recognize on his right Gregory Lefort who was present during the try outs of RC LENS in Montreal in July 2019. Cheick Doucouré had personally met Rayan Dimbas, Amos Kolonga and David Thsibangu during their stay.