KV Oostende has a reinforcement for next season. 24-year-old Frenchman Maxime D’Arpino comes from the French second division Orléans and signed until 2024. “I have been following him for years, he is technically a very excellent player,” said Executive President Gauthier Ganaye.
D’Arpino went through the youth traits of Olympique Lyon, where he also signed his first professional contract. “Maxime is a typical product of French training centers,” said Ganaye. “He is not a robust, large midfielder, but he is a technically very skilled player who is also very dangerous on stagnant phases. With its refined kick technique, it creates a lot of danger, both goals and assists. Several French first graders showed an interest in him, so we are delighted that Maxime has opted for the Ostend project. ”
“I am also very happy to be here,” said D’Arpino on the Kustboys website. “Partly because of the corona situation, the negotiations took a little longer than expected, but today I was finally able to place my signature here. Gauthier explained to me that they are starting a new project here in Ostend with emphasis on many youthful players and offensive, compelling football. Within this environment I will be able to develop myself perfectly as a player. Moreover, the Belgian competition has been highly regarded in recent years. A lot of teams from the big leagues come here to scout so this is an interesting step in my career. I look forward to joining the group as soon as possible, but first I have to deal with some practical matters in Lyon. ”
However, the breakthrough at the highest level never happened for the former French youth international. In Ligue 2, he played some twenty games at Orléans last season, which was mercilessly bowled out of the second division with one last place. He did not play any official game for his youth club Olympique Lyon.