He played on Lille youth teams from 2001 to 2004, then moved to Italy to begin his professional career.
In July 2009, he was signed by U.S. Lecce in co-ownership deal. He scored 4 goals in his debut match against Vico Equense at Coppa Italia. On 21 August 2009, the opening match of Serie B, he scored twice in his Serie B debut. But he then failed to became a team regular, only started 12 league matches in 30 league appearances.
In June 2010, Lecce bought him outright. He had an impressive start, scoring four goals in a Coppa Italia match against Vico Equense and some decisive last-minute goals in the league, but spent most of the season on the bench. In July 2010, he was sent to Serie B side Vicenza in a co-ownership deal, for €400,000, as part of Davide Brivio's deal.