Two Ligue 1 sides showing interest in Kevin Denkey

Sacha Tavolieri is reporting that both Lyon and Montpellier are interested in Cercle Brugge striker Kevin Denkey. The Togolese international opened his account for the season this weekend in a win over Charleroi. The 22-year-old is also attracting interest from Union St Gilloise, however, according to Tavolieri, the player would prefer a move to France over a move to Brussels.

For Lyon, the move depends on whether or not the likes of Karl Toko Ekambi or Tino Kadewere. Should Denkey depart, he would be the second striker to leave Cercle this summer after last seasons top scorer Ayase Ueda moved to Feyenoord.

Denkey joined Cercle in January 2021 for around €2m from Nimes. This was a fairly large purchase for the Belgian side considering that Denkey had only scored four goals in 31 games for the Crocodiles. However, his ability to provide and link up with Ueda has shown his value in the clubs counter-pressing style. In 87 games for the green and black he has scored 24 goals and provided 12 assists.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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