The Argentinian center-back, Facundo Medina, came to Lens as a very low profile signing, almost unnoticed also on his native Argentina. But his time in France has been quite successful so far and he is starting to make waves, to the point that some bigger teams in Europe are already having a look at him.
Ligue 1 might not have the biggest profile from a commercial perspective and Paris Saint Germain’s dominances only emphasizes that situation, but no one can deny that this is the league where you can find a lot of talented players that don’t have a lot of press or mainstream attention. And Lens seems to have found that in the Argentinian defender Facundo Medina.
Born and raised in the South American country, Medina started on the youth levels of one of Argentina’s biggest clubs, River Plate, but actually made his professional debut playing with Talleres, a small club in the country’s Primera Division. After a couple of years in Talleres, Medina made his transfer move to Europe by signing for a small club of France, RC Lens, where he has managed to stand out. It was also during these couple of months where he managed to debut with Argentina’s senior national team in the South American qualifiers to the 2022 World Cup.
While it’s true that Medina stood out in Talleres playing as a left-back, his time in Europe is seeing him play as a the left-sided CB in a back-three, often delivering quality performances and being one of the most consistent defenders in Ligue 1 so far this season. Not bad for a South American player who is still adjusting to a new country, league tournament and arguably a new position.
And despite having played only 11 games so far this season, there are already bigger teams in Europe setting their sights in getting his services and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a smart club getting him in January considering that his profile is still not big enough for Lens to demand a lot of money.