Inter Miami

Inter Miami signs Corentin Jean from Ligue 1 side RC Lens

Lizzy Becherano
Corentin Jean joins Inter Miami.
Corentin Jean joins Inter Miami. / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

Inter Miami has signed French attacker Corentin Jean from Ligue 1 side RC Lens to a contract running through the 2024 Major League Soccer season, with club options for 2025 and 2026. 

Jean will occupy an international roster slot on Inter Miami’s 2022 roster, pending receipt of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. 

“Corentin Jean is an exciting, technical and dynamic player who will bolster our attack by helping us generate more chances in the final third, contributing mostly from wide areas and giving us more depth up top,” said Inter Miami CF Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director Chris Henderson. 

“We believe his quality and experience at the highest levels will strengthen our squad to help us achieve our goals this season and beyond.”

The forward joins the American league after spending the entirely of his career in France, seeing stints at ESTAC Troyes (2012-2015, 2015-2016 on loan), AS Monaco (2015-2017), Toulouse FC (2016-2017 on loan, 2017-2020), and most recently for RC Lens (2020 to date, initially on loan in 2020). 

Overall, he’s managed 37 goals and 21 assists in 249 appearances across all competitions in his career, including UEFA Champions League and Ligue 1

Inter Miami could use the boost as they currently sit in eighth place on the Eastern Conference standings with 21 points in 16 games and a record of 6W-7L-3D. Though the team is slowly climbing up the ladder to be just one slot away from a playoff position, time is ticking. 

With half the season gone, Inter Miami must ramp up and quickly claim their place within the top seven in the east.