This Wednesday, the president of Olympique Lyonnais, Jean-Michel Aulas, confirmed the imminent signing of young midfielder Johann Lepenant (Caen) and mentioned three or four other files well advanced
Jean-Michel Aulas wants to put OL back in their place.
By repatriating striker Alexandre Lacazette, Olympique Lyonnais started its transfer window very strongly and displayed its ambitions.
At the end of a new failed season, with an 8th place in Ligue 1, Les Gones intend to make people talk about them this summer and give coach Peter Bosz a sufficiently efficient squad to allow him to find the podium and the Ligue des Champions.
Aulas formalizes Lepenant
Questioned this Wednesday on the sidelines of ASVEL-Monaco, the first match of the final of the French basketball championship, the Rhone president, Jean-Michel Aulas, thus made several transfer window announcements. The first concerns the imminent signing of promising midfielder from Caen, Johann Lepenant (19), for 6 million euros. We announced a young player who is in the France Espoirs team, Lepenant, who signed very earlythus revealed the manager at the microphone of beIN Sports, before making the mouths of the supporters water.
We are currently negotiating three or four players who will come to strengthen the team with a lot of ambition next year., continued the OL boss without quoting anyone. Given the needs of the team and the latest rumours, we can still guess two of these names.
Malacia and Tolisso, the two hot issues
On the one hand, Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord Rotterdam), targeted for several months to reinforce a very weak left-back position following the end of the loan from Emerson (Chelsea) and the insufficient performance of Henrique. However, this file has struggled to move forward in recent days since Feyenoord remain inflexible and are asking for more than 10 million euros, an amount that OL are not willing to pay for the Dutch international according to Le Progrs.
The other big file concerns the midfielder and Corentin Tolisso. It’s no secret that Les Gones dream of repatriating their former player, free at the end of his contract at Bayern Munich. Lacazette is also pushing in this direction with his ex-teammate and the latest trends would be rather positive despite the absence of the European Cup to be played next season. It is true that these two arrivals would allow OL to assert their ambitions.
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