Former Chelsea attacking midfielder Gael Kakuta has agreed to join his former club Lens, the newly-promoted Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday.
DR Congo international Kakuta, 29, who came through the Lens academy before joining the Blues as a teenager, will join his new outfit on loan for the season from Amiens.
“Here’s where it all started. I always wanted to play for Lens’ first team. It was my childhood dream,” Kakuta said in a club statement.
He failed to help his parent side avoid the drop to Ligue 2 despite scoring two goals and making five assists last term.
His deal at the four-time French champions includes an option to buy.
Lens return to the top-flight next term after relegation in 2015.