Eddy Ehlinger (Belfort, N2) soon to be a professional in Ligue 1 • Actufoot • Pro / amateur football news

Great architect of the epic Coupe de France de Belfort, which reached the quarter-finals last season, the 19-year-old goalkeeper, holder in N2 this year, will engage in the coming days with FC Lorient, according to the ‘Is Republican.

Eddy Ehlinger (19) is about to take the plunge. According to Eastern Republican, the young goalkeeper of ASM Belfort (N2) spent his medical examination with FC Lorient (L1) where he will officially join this Thursday. Solicited by several professional clubs (Reims, Troyes, Strasbourg) since his prowess in the Coupe de France last season, the slender goalkeeper (1m89) had in particular marked the spirits by performing a superb parade on a goal shot from Montpellier Damien Le Tallec. This was decisive in qualifying his team in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France (0-0, 5 tab to 4).

Like many amateur players before him, including Yohan Bai, who moved from Canet RFC (N2) to CSKA Sofia a few days ago, the Cup served as a career boost for Ehlinger, holder in National 2 in his club before that the amateur championships be stopped. In a few weeks, the native of Héricourt will discover the professional world within a club which has encountered some problems with its goalkeepers this year. The holder, Paul Nardi has indeed lost his place for several matches after a failed first phase in Ligue 1. He finally recovered after an interim provided correctly by Mathieu Dreyer (32). It remains to be seen under what conditions will the Belfortain arrive in Lorient? Will he start in the reserve team? What is certain is that he will have an immense desire to demonstrate his qualities and progress.


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