In a potential Serie A return, Salernitana is on the brink of securing the services of midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo from FC Lorient. The reported deal involves a loan arrangement with an option to buy, marking Makengo’s second stint in Serie A following his earlier spell with Udinese.
Both Tuttomercatoweb and Sky Sport Italia have hinted at a nearing agreement between Salernitana and FC Lorient for the acquisition of Makengo. The proposed deal is anticipated to be structured as a loan, with an option for Salernitana to make the move permanent at the end of the season, at an estimated cost of approximately €10 million.
Makengo, 25, is a familiar face in Serie A, having made a positive impact during his time with Udinese from 2020 to January 2023. However, he embarked on a new chapter in his career when he was transferred to FC Lorient for €11 million.
Despite his promising start in Serie A, the 25-year-old has faced challenges in maintaining the same level of performance in Ligue 1. Reports suggest that he has encountered difficulties, including rumored disputes within the team’s locker room.
This potential move to Salernitana presents an opportunity for the French midfielder to rediscover his form and contribute to the Italian club’s objectives. The loan arrangement with an option to buy provides flexibility for both parties and could prove to be a strategic move for Salernitana in bolstering their midfield.
In the current season with FC Lorient, Makengo has made 11 appearances, and his return to Serie A could offer him a platform to reignite his career and make a meaningful impact for Salernitana.