Esperance Keeper Hamdi Kasraoui Joins Lens

The Esperance goalkeeper concluded a successful medical test yesterday to sign a three-year contract with his new French Ligue 1 side.
Tunisian international goalkeeper Hamdi Kasraoui was in France yesterday to complete a medical test with Racing Club de Lens. According to Mosaique FM, the player passed the examinations without any difficulty and has signed a contract which will keep him at the freshly-promoted club for three years.

The news couldn’t come at a better time for the glovesman who captained his Tunisian team, Esperance Sportive de Tunis, to three titles this season during which they narrowly missed out on an unprecedented quadruple.

Kasraoui should not struggle to adjust to his new environment given that he is joining fellow Tunisians Alaeddine Yahia and Issam Jemaa at the side which secured their return to the French top-flight after being relegated last year.

The 26-year-old is expected to rival Croatian shot-stopper Vedran Runje to become the team’s number one choice in the position. Meanwhile, he has also been included in Humberto Coelho’s roster for Tunisia’s May 27 friendly versus Sudan to prepare for the Carthage Eagles’ upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Nigeria.

Rami Ayari,