BSC Young Boys announced the purchase of striker Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, exercising the option to buy. Currently on loan from Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais, his new contract lasts through summer of 2024. According to Ouest France, the transfer fee is €2.5 million.
“We are happy that we can continue to count on Jordy Siebatcheu,” sporting director Christoph Spycher told the club’s official website. “He has developed very well at YB and has become an important part of the team. Even if Jean-Pierre Nsame hadn’t been injured against Lucerne on Saturday, we would have drawn the option in Jordy Siebatcheu’s loan deal. In view of the new circumstances, it was now all the more important for us that there was an opportunity for a permanent takeover.”
Born in Washington, D.C., Siebatcheu began his professional career with Stade de Reims. After an impressive season in Ligue 2, he made a splashy move to Rennes in June of 2018 for a reported €12 million. His two-year tenure in the first tier was unremarkable, failing to live up to the transfer fee and not fitting into the plans of manager Julien Stéphan.
After being “offered all over the place,” Siebatcheu moved on loan to BSC in the Swiss Super League. As a rotational starter for the runaway champions, he’s contributed 15 goals and four assists in 43 matches. His three-goal performance against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League Round of 32 drew worldwide attention, validating his status as a talented striker with still unrealized potential.
Stability at the club level will only aid his international future. Previously appearing for the France U-21s, Siebatcheu recently committed to the USMNT. In March, he made his senior debut in the 4-1 friendly victory against Jamaica. With an upcoming busy summer and CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on the horizon, the 25-year-old has the opportunity to cement his place in an unsettled striker depth chart.
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