It’s now official! LOSC has its first recruit for the 2022-2023 season. The Algerian international defender of Clermont Foot 63, Akim Zedadka (27), has freely signed up with the Mastiffs for a period of 3 seasons, i.e. until 2025.
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He revealed himself to observers two years ago, at the end of a 2020-2021 season punctuated by a historic rise in Ligue 1 and a title of best right side in Ligue 2 at the UNFP Trophies, with Clermont. Football. It is also under this same Auvergne jersey that Akim Zedadka confirmed his qualities at the highest level of French football in 2021-2022. Indisputable holder in the Clermont right lane, the one who celebrated his 27th birthday on May 30th has established himself as a major element in the successful maintenance operation by the CF63 for his very first season among the elite. The individual statistics of the native of Pertuis (84) also place him among the best specialists for the position in Ligue 1 in several areas (balls played in the last 30 meters, successful dribbles and crosses, etc.), he who has played 38 matches on 38 last season.
This former winger converted defender has a full technical range, but also an important and necessary “chest” in a modern full-back register. Hardworking and generous in effort, Akim Zedadka was trained in Avignon then in Istres where he took his first steps with the pros in 2013-2014 (Ligue 2). After several experiences and an individually very successful season in the National Championship (Marignane Gignac 2018-2019), this formidable counter-attacker, both solid defensively and offensively striking, catches the eye of Clermont Foot, then in Ligue 2. He would quickly become a starter there, narrowly missing the rise in 2019-2020 during the season interrupted due to Covid-19, before succeeding the following summer.
Today having reached full sporting maturity, the man who has just experienced his very first selection for the Algerian national team, arrives at LOSC on the strength of a successful season in Ligue 1. His rigorous and creative full-back profile will offer additional solutions to the Lille group when it comes to tackling the challenges of the 2022-2023 season. Welcome to LOSC, Akim!
“I am very happy and proud to join LOSC, an ambitious club with a great history. I hope to be able to bring my stone to the building for the seasons to come. My ambition ? Help the club to achieve the objectives set at the start of the season but also, individually, to perform to the maximum, to win matches, and to live up to expectations. I have already received a lot of very positive messages from Lille supporters. I want to thank them all. »
“We are happy to welcome Akim to the Club. We have been following him for some time, and it is a satisfaction to see him join LOSC. He’s an offensive, modern full-back, with qualities that correspond to the game plan that we want to put in place. He has recently acquired international experience that he will be able to put to the benefit of the collective. His knowledge of the championship will also be an asset in his integration into the locker room. We welcome him with enthusiasm and we welcome him to LOSC”.