Author of a great victory against Lorient this Saturday (4-1) during the 36th day of Ligue 1, OL remain in the race to land a ticket for the next Champions League . If the end of the season could still influence the future of Rudi Garcia at the head of the Rhone team, that should not upset the plans for the summer transfer window.
According to information from the newspaper Lâ ???? Equipe, Lyon have targeted two positions to be reinforced as a matter of priority and several potential recruits have even already been identified. Despite a reduced budget due to the economic consequences of the health crisis and the uncertainty around TV rights, OL would like to recruit a left full-back and offensive reinforcement.
In defense, Maxwel Cornet is indisputable on the left this season. But the Ivorian would still have good odds in England and Germany and a start this summer is not excluded. Lining the 24-year-old, Melvin Bard would then be the only specialist of the position. Juninho would study two profiles to strengthen the left lane of the Rhone defense. On the other hand, the Brazilian sporting director would like to attract his compatriot Renan Lodi. Little used this season in La Liga with around 20 appearances and only 1000 minutes, the international will have won the eight selections and could agree to join Ligue 1 in the form of a loan. It would still be necessary to convince AtlÃ © tico to separate himself from a useful and well integrated replacement in Diego Simeone’s group.
On the other hand, OL would also follow the promising Algerian Hamza Mouali. Holder in Algerian D1 with Paradou FC, the 23-year-old side would be a cheaper option for Les Gones. The presence of his compatriots Djamel Benlamri and Islam Slimani in Lyon could even facilitate his adaptation to L1.
The future of Memphis Depay is still not officially settled but the latest rumors from Catalonia suggest the Dutchman is close to joining BarÃ§ at. In order to anticipate a possible departure of their star striker, OL are reportedly looking to recruit a versatile attacking player. In a register very different from that of the Batavian, Lyon would appreciate JÃ © rÃ © mie Boga. The 24-year-old Ivorian winger is having a great season with Sassuolo in Serie A, scoring three goals and delivering two decisive assists in 24 games.
There again, Juninho could sign a nice blow thanks to the contractual situation of the former Chelsea player. Free in June 2022, JÃ © rÃ © mie Boga could well be released this summer by Sassuolo. Especially if his coach Roberto de Zerbi, whose name is sometimes mentioned on the OL side, came to join Ligue 1. Five years after his loan to Rennes, there? Former tricolor hope could find France during the transfer window. But before launching its recruitment, the priority of the Lyon management remains the qualification for the next Champions League.