Born in Lille on June 21, 1999, Gaël Kakuta was trained in… Lens, a club he joined in 1999. However, he has never played pro with the Blood and Gold since at the age of sixteen , he had crossed the Channel to join the English club Chelsea.
This summer, after a long journey that took him to eleven clubs (Chelsea, Fulham, Bolton, Dijon, Vitesse Arnhem, Lazio, Rayo Vallecano, FC Sevilla, Hebei China Fortune, A Coruña and Amiens), Kakuta returned to RC Lens from Amiens (in the form of a paid loan with automatic purchase option if maintained).
And this afternoon, he will wear the RC Lens pro jersey for the first time, during a friendly match against Genk (at 1:00 p.m.). Before this meeting, the player confided in our colleagues from The team and he does not hide his emotion: “Lens has always been a club close to my heart. As soon as I found out I could come back to it, I said yes. I feel loved there. Everything is in place to make it go well. “
Due to his experience and the status of promoted in Ligue 1 of RC Lens, Gaël Kakuta accepts without flinching his role of leader and is even ambitious: “I have a little heavier load on my shoulders, I accept it. It’s rather motivating, like a challenge to take up. But we are twenty-three to be able to help Lens to maintain itself. I still want to play at the highest level, the C1. But if I can have three fantastic seasons in Lens, I’m not saying no. And, if I can find Europe with this club, I would be the happiest in the world. “ It’s all the harm we wish him.