Englishmen Abroad: Three Top-Flight Expats

Updated: March 31, 2015

Taylor Moore – Lens (France)

Although yet to represent Lens in Ligue 1, Moore is one of England’s brightest young prospects. The 17-year-old defender signed a three-year deal with the French club in December – his first professional contract – and recently captained the England under-18s.

He’s also tasted success at international level, winning the under-17 European Championships in 2014, and is clearly highly-rated by his club.

Moore moved out to France with his family at a young age and was spotted by a Lens scout. Since then he has learned the language and settled into French life having been born and raised in Walthamstow. The defender’s rise to the senior team could spark new interest in Ligue 1 for many hoping to witness the youngster’s progression.

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