The most recent Ligue 1 fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisVilla's bid was accepted by Lille, and the Senegal midfielder is expected to arrive in England on Thursday to discuss personal terms of a contract.
Fantasy AnalysisNewcastle was willing to pay the amount as a lump sum, but the highly rated midfielder was deemed more valuable than the offer. Marseille originally paid £12 million to Lille for the player.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 24-year-old was productive throughout the campaign and even scored 10 times during a six-game goal streak at one point en route to the Golden Boot. A 17-goal season in 2013-14 put the Frenchman on the radar, but he emerged as a top attacking talent this year, as only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in a major European league. Lacazette is being chased by several major clubs at the moment, and Lyon may find if difficult to keep hold of him despite their strong desire to do so.
Fantasy AnalysisThe defender has one year left on his current contract, and Roma is also reportedly interested in a potential transfer.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 33-year-old Swede showed that he can still handle the wear and tear of a long season at his advancing age, as he finished the year on a torrid stretch of 12 goals and 4 assists in his final eight league matches. Several top Premier League clubs have expressed mild interest in Ibra if he can be had at a discount rate, but a move abroad doesn't seem imminent.
Fantasy AnalysisMartial is just 19 years old, but is expected to command a fee around £18 million after leading Monaco with 12 goals across all competitions this season. One of France's most highly regarded prospects, Martial's potential addition could bolster Tottenham's strikeforce behind Harry Kane, especially considering the uncertain futures of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 24-year-old former futsal star has blossomed into a dangerous attacker in Ligue 1 and tested defenses all season with his speed and trickery. Several major sides from around Europe are reportedly after the Frenchman, and he could very well leave the club this summer.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Turk racked up 11 goals in just 18 Ligue 1 starts for the club last season after transferring from Rennes, but never regained his scoring touch this season. Erding has been linked with a move away from St. Etienne, with several Premier League clubs reportedly interested in the imposing striker, but it remains to be seen where he will end up next season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Frenchman just never put a consistent string of production together and was goalless in his final 13 games of the season. Berigaud's playing time suffered with the likes of Lucas Barrios, Anthony Mounier and Morgan Sanson in the fold, so he will likely need to win his place this summer.
Fantasy AnalysisFekir's breakout 2014/15 campaign saw him earn his first international appearance for France and nearly lead Lyon to the Ligue 1 title as well. While partnering top-scoring teammate Alexandre Lacazette, Fekir still managed 13 goals of his own and his nine assists ranked fourth-best league-wide. Overall, the 21-year-old's emergent campaign places him among the country's best attackers heading into next season.