RC Lens is set to sign Ecuadorian left-back Jhoanner Chavez from Bahia, according to FootMercato.
The 21-year-old has been on loan at Independiente del Valle since the summer of 2022, but he is now set to return to Bahia after making 13 appearances and scoring two goals for his parent club.
Chavez is a versatile player who can play as a left-back or a left wing-back. He is known for his pace, dribbling skills, and crossing ability.
His arrival would be a major boost for Lens, which is currently in sixth place in Ligue 1. The club has been looking to strengthen its left-back position since Deiver Machado suffered a season-ending injury in November.
Lens is also expected to make further signings in the winter transfer window. The club is reportedly in talks with a midfielder to replace Wuilker Farinez, who is expected to leave the club.