Ligue 1 side Angers have signed Jeff “The Jeff” Reine-Adelaide on loan for the rest of this season.
The highly-rated youngster has had some real injury struggles this season, and the expected breakthrough into the first team hasn’t happened. While other young talents like Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have had playing time in the Europa League and beyond, the 20-year-old has hit something of a wall in terms of his development.
A spell on loan to play some regular football at a competitive level is probably just what he needs, and with Angers hovering just above the relegation zone, there’ll be some pressure on him to perform. He’ll wear the number 22 shirt at his new club.
He’s player highly rated by Arsene Wenger who said of him in 2016, “He has it all in his locker – the strength, the physical power, the technical level.
“He has to add efficiency to his game – that will come with games as well – but he will have an opportunity to show that I am right about him.”
Sadly that hasn’t quite happened so let’s hope he can make his mark, albeit temporarily, back in his home country.