13e of Ligue 1 after a rather promising first half of the season, Montpellier can have regrets. But news will make Hérault fans smile again: Captain Téji Savanier has extended his contract this afternoon.
In a season full of surprises, including the relegations of Saint-Étienne and Bordeaux, or the struggle for Europe with Strasbourg and Lens, the 2021-2022 exercise of the Montpellier has not gone unnoticed. 5e at the winter break, led by a prodigious Téji Savanier, the Héraultians then experienced a disappointing second half of the season, with a 13e place in the end.
To make such a good start, or even better next season, Montpellier Hérault made it official this Thursday afternoon the contract extension of his captain and playmaker Téji Savanier (8 goals 7 assists this season), until 2026.
Top priority of the president
Lin is the best player on his team this season, his extension was already on the table in January, with a proposal from the president of Montpellier himself. Laurent Nicollin has finally achieved his goals, and allows Montpellier to benefit from the talent of Téji Savanier for another 4 years.
The 30-year-old French midfielder will start his 4the Ligue 1 season next August, he who counts 25 goals and 28 assists in 107 games in the elite. Precious in the Montpellier game, he is in Ligue 1 one of those who provide the most key passes (passes leading to a shot): just over 2 per game.
In addition to being one of the best passers-by but also dribblers (2.6 successful dribbles per game), he is also the best free kicker this season, with 3 goals scored in 22 attempts. An impressive statistic when we see the talents in this field in our championship: Messi, Payet, Neymar .. Great news for Montpellier, which also plans to extend the young Joris Chotard in the coming days.