The Mbappé soap opera at PSG, the lively transfer window of OM or the arrival of the executioner of the Blues in Bordeaux, the news in Ligue 1 was mainly punctuated by these themes. We could almost forget the best team of last season.
Champions of France ahead of the Parisian ogre, Lille have had important starts this summer: coach Christophe Galtier (Nice), goalkeeper Mike Maignan and defensive midfielder Boubakary Soumaré (Leicester).
In the other direction, the formation now led by Jocelyn Gourvennec has not recorded any arrival. The Belgian Amadou Onana (Hamburg) would approach the Mastiffs, according to La Voix des Sports.
On the field, from the four preparation matches emerges a fairly mixed record, with two defeats. Last Sunday, the Mastiffs in full gave in to FC Porto (2-0), three days after a first setback against Benfica (1-0).
Sunday in Tel Aviv, José Fonte and his teammates will face PSG for the Champions Trophy. If the Parisians will not be able to align all the holders in power, due to return from vacation, the Lille performance will however give an indicator.
Will Losc have the ability to defend their title and not be seen as tourists in the Champions League? Some, not to say a lot, strongly doubt it.