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Top 5 Players to Watch in Ligue 1 (2023-24)

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Let’s take a look at the Ligue 1’s most exciting players ahead of the new season.

As the 2023-24 Ligue 1 season approaches, football fans are eagerly anticipating the performances of some exciting players who are set to take the league by storm.

Here are five players to watch in the upcoming Ligue 1 season.

Facundo Medina (Lens)

Facundo Medina’s journey from River Plate to Lens is a testament to his determination and skill. Having initially faced challenges at Talleres, he found his stride as a versatile defender. Since joining Lens in 2020, Medina has evolved into a progressive center-back with an impressive passing range. His ability to carry the ball forward is unparalleled, making him a key figure in Lens’ tactical setup. With a penchant for forward passes and excellent spatial awareness, Medina’s contributions could prove crucial in Lens’ endeavors.

Bilal Boutobba (Clermont)

Bilal Boutobba’s arrival at Clermont could signify a new era for the club. As a versatile attacking midfielder, Boutobba’s creative flair and dribbling prowess make him a dynamic force on the field. His impressive number of chances created and successful dribbles in Ligue 2 point to his potential impact in Ligue 1. Returning to the top flight after previous stints at Marseille and Montpellier, Boutobba is set to showcase his abilities and elevate Clermont’s attacking game.

Iliman Ndiaye (Marseille)

Iliman Ndiaye’s impressive Championship campaign with Sheffield United earned him a well-deserved move to Marseille. A top-tier return for the Senegalese talent promises excitement, as he boasts an impressive dribbling ability and playmaking skills. Ndiaye’s remarkable contribution to goals and assists in the Championship, along with his exceptional dribbling success rate, suggests he could play a pivotal role in Marseille’s attacking endeavors.

Andy Diouf (Lens)

Andy Diouf’s move to Lens from FC Basel has ignited anticipation among fans. The young midfielder’s box-to-box abilities and imposing stature offer Lens a versatile presence in the midfield. Diouf’s performances for Basel, including his contributions to their Europa Conference League journey, exemplify his impact on both ends of the field. As Lens aims to build on their previous season’s success, Diouf’s influence could be pivotal to their aspirations.

Ludovic Blas (Rennes)

Ludovic Blas’ transition from Nantes to Rennes signifies his ambition for a higher level of play. His vast experience in Ligue 1, coupled with his goal-scoring and playmaking prowess, positions him as a key figure in Rennes’ pursuit of success. Blas’ ability to take shots from range and create scoring opportunities through dribbles and assists sets him apart. With a track record of consistency and a desire to excel, Blas is set to shine for Rennes in the upcoming season.