Julien Ponceau, a young midfielder who plays for Lorient in Ligue 2, is being chased by the biggest clubs in Europe, including Inter. FcInterNews.it interviewed his agent, Martial Kodjia.
What are the characteristics of Ponceau?
“Julien has a very good technique, a wonderful ability in the final pass and an enormous capacity for resistance. It is the a representation of a complete profile for a modern midfielder who is capable in both scoring and assisting and being able to defend.”
What is his market value? And how much does Lorient are willing to sell him for?
“In the transfer market you cannot regulate on the basis of the law of supply and demand, which in any case always depends on the performance of a certain level of the athlete. To achieve a transfer a tripartite agreement is needed, which always stems from a common timing. So we will see what timing will satisfy all the parties.”
The media has reported that Inter are interested in the player. Is it true?
“We are talking about a top club, which, like all the best clubs in Europe, is focused on the best talents who have a bright future. So yes, we could imagine that Julien is the kind of of athlete the Nerazzurri would be looking for. Like all the strongest teams, Inter want the best players for the team and the fans.”
How many and which clubs are interested in the player?
“”It is no surprise to see that such a good player is in the spotlight of the best European teams. It means that Julien is improving game by game. So to answer you, I would say that most of the popular teams are following him. The first objective of this season for Ponceau was to become part of the starting 11 and it must not be forgotten that he has just started his career. For this reason today we are focused on his daily progress to build a strong asset for the continuation of his career. Julien is focused on his team: he wants the promotion in Ligue One with Lorient.”
“He is intelligent in the field, but also outside. He knows that he could land one day in a great team. So he wants to start to work, together with his team mates, bringing his team back to Ligue 1. We are talking about a collective performance that can offer a beautiful opportunity: a winning project.”
Do you think that Julien is already ready for a top club like Inter or PSG, or would it be better for him to play on loan in a smaller team?
“We wish him one day to achieve prestigious goals. We will have to be ready when we think we have found the right timing for Julien and Lorient. We are convinced of the player’s personal and mental structure and the athlete’s talent to meet the needs of the best clubs. So yes, Ponceau is an ambitious player and consequently will one day join a club of such a high and prestigious level as that of Inter ”