Bleues and Angel City FC midfielder Amandine Henry will be loaned to Losc during the American championship break and will play in D1 Arkema from January 1, 2024, the Lille club announced on Thursday. “Given the dates of the American championship, an opportunity to play in France during the period has opened up. There was no question for me of remaining inactive for several months, I wanted to find a good club to play in and I really wanted to join Losc, the club of my heart!” declared the French international, quoted in the press release from the northern club.
Under contract with the Los Angeles club, the 34-year-old player therefore signed up with the Mastiffs for a few months, during the NWSL off-season, and has already joined the training group led by Rachel Saïdi, still according to the club. Born in Lille and trained in several nearby clubs, Henry (96 caps - 13 goals) had until now never worn the Lille jersey. On the other hand, she played for 15 years under the colors of Olympique Lyonnais before leaving for the United States last summer. Henry won 7 Champions Leagues, 14 French championships, 8 French Cups and one United States championship.
Captain of the Bleues then signed by former coach Corinne Diacre, the defensive midfielder was then recalled by Hervé Renard but was unable to play in the World Cup due to injury. “I would also like to thank the Angel City club as well as Hervé Renard, with whom we exchanged a lot and who was important in the choice of Amandine, with the Paris Olympic Games in mind. Welcome Back Amandine,” greeted the president of the Dogues Olivier Létang in the press release. After seven days, Losc is ninth in the women's D1 with six points, far behind OL, in the lead with 21 points.