In competition with Manchester United and Newcastle, Olympique Lyonnais took a decisive advantage for Tyrell Malacia. The Rhone club has indeed reached an agreement with Feyenoord Rotterdam for the transfer of the left side.
After striker Alexandre Lacazette and young midfielder Johann Lepenant, Olympique Lyonnais should soon welcome its third summer recruit. Unless the situation changes again, Tyrell Malacia will also join Les Gones in the coming days. Journalist Fabrizio Romano announces an agreement with Feyenoord Rotterdam for 15 million euros. A few details still need to be settled, but our Italian colleague ensures that Olympique Lyonnais is currently finalizing the transfer of the left side.
Excl: OL are closing on deal to sign left back Tyrell Malacia. Agreement in place with Feyenoord for €15m fee, club sources confirmed – so final details now discussed to complete move. 🚨🔴🔵 #OL
English club were also in the race but Malacia wants to work under Dutch coach Bosz.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2022
This information also reached RMC radio, which confirms that the Rhone club has beaten the competition from the Premier League. Remember that Manchester United and Newcastle were announced in pursuit of Tyrell Malacia, two competitors with enormous means. But the latest news, these two formations had not sent an offer, allowing Olympique Lyonnais to take an a priori definitive advantage. Excellent news for the 22-year-old Dutchman who had given his preference to the recent eighth in Ligue 1.
The decisive arrival of John Textor
The ill-fated Europa League Conference finalist has already been to Lyon twice since talks began, and he seems eager to work with coach Peter Bosz. His wish should be granted in the coming days, thanks in particular to the change of owner. The majority shareholder John Textor, validated by the board of directors last Monday, has undertaken to increase the capital of the club and therefore to invest in the transfer market. As a result, the club still managed by Jean-Michel Aulas was able to agree with Feyenoord Rotterdam. And it is certainly not the last Lyon recruit this summer.