The young striker Tanguy Coulibaly, trained at PSG and without a club, was recruited by Montpellier, before the opening of the transfer window, the Hérault club announced on Monday, without specifying the duration of the contract. Coulibaly, aged 22, had been without a club since this summer after four seasons spent (2019-2023) in Stuttgart (Germany), where he played 75 matches (6 goals). This young striker, who can play on one side of the attack or in the center, should be in the squad to play against Lens on Friday during the 15th day of the championship. Montpellier has chosen to anticipate the next transfer window (January 1-31) due to the cascade of injuries affecting its squad and in particular winger Arnaud Nordin, author of an excellent last season (9 goals).
“The fact that this arrival is happening now may come as a surprise. We were already following Tanguy during the summer transfer window, it couldn't happen and, last week, his agent came back to us. It’s an additional option for our workforce,” notes president Laurent Nicollin. Nordin (25) has only started three games since the start of the season after suffering a torn thigh in the first friendly match against Toulouse on July 15, before relapsing in September and suffering a calf injury. Wednesday in front of Clermont (1-1). Montpellier occupies 13th place in Ligue 1 with one point ahead of play-off Lorient, before hosting Lens on Friday at La Mosson.