Ponce on way to Lille

Despite seeming close to Crotone, it now seems as if Roma-owned striker Ezequiel Ponce is heading to Lille.

The 20-year-old was signed from Newell’s Old Boys in the summer of 2015 and is fresh from a loan spell at Granada.

It had been reported Crotone were confident of taking the centre-forward on loan this season.

Instead, Sky Sport Italia claim Ponce is on the verge of a move to Ligue 1 side Lille.

It’d be a loan with option to buy at the end of the campaign.

He scored two goals with one assist in 25 Liga games for Granada last season.