After Adrien Thomasson, Strasbourg will lose another important element of its workforce this winter. Striker Ludovic Ajorque will leave Alsace to join Mainz.
Ajorque will leave Strasbourg
Stuck in the bottom of the table, Strasbourg is going through a difficult 2022-2023 season so far. The Lyon victory (2-1), on the last day of the championship, brought smiles back to the 16th in Ligue 1, but the Strasbourg residents still have their work cut out for them to move up the rankings and ensure their maintenance among the lite.
Ajorque on his way to Germany
For this, Racing has taken the decision to replace Julien Stphan with Mathieu Le Scornet, a coach who will have to deal with significant changes in his workforce. While Adrien Thomasson left for Lens this winter, Ludovic Ajorque is also going to pack his bags. To everyone’s surprise, L’Equipe said on Tuesday that the 28-year-old striker will leave Alsace to join Mainz, Germany!
Last summer, the Réunionnais wanted discover a new adventure while German clubs, dj, were interested in him (Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt). He finally stayed in Alsace, without regret, but still confident that his transfer window had disrupted his start to the season. As a result, the former Clermontois never regained his level of previous years, scoring just one goal in 13 league games.
The workforce has moved this winter
Despite plummeting statistics, the Strasbourg workforce will lose another of its pillars. This departure from Ajorque should be compensated numerically by the arrival of Yuito Suzuki. The promising Japanese striker from Shimizu S-Pulse is due to arrive on loan with an option to buy (€400,000), but he represents more of a transfer for the future. Will the offensive sector be sufficiently armed with Kevin Gameiro, Habib Diallo and Lebo Mothiba?
To give its attackers ammunition, Strasbourg brought in Morgan Sanson. The midfielder, on loan from Aston Villa on Monday, will have to make Thomasson forget. The Alsatian club is also counting on the side Frdric Guilbert, back this winter, to energize the right lane while Ronal Pierre-Gabriel’s loan was broken. On the left, the side Eduard Sobol (Bruges) also arrived on Monday to make up for the absence of Thomas Delaine. Suffice to say that it has moved in recent days at Racing, which has however decided to retain its central defender Alexander Djiku after an offer from FC Sville.
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