Transfer window, OL confirms an agreement with a highly prized target

Transfer window, OL confirms an agreement with a highly prized target
Transfer window, OL confirms an agreement with a highly prized target

The rumor is confirmed by Olympique Lyonnais itself. This highly coveted nugget will sign with the Rhone club.

To continue to amaze not only in national competitions but also in the European Cup. This is the goal of Olympique Lyonnais for the upcoming sports season. To do this, the Rhone club does not skimp on the means to secure the services of players capable of helping it achieve its objectives.

Two players already made official

Unlike last season, the club from the city of Gaul will have a much tougher campaign in the 2024-2025 season. Since in addition to Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France, Lyon will also be present in the Europa League for which it qualified at the end of a completely crazy season after occupying last place in the French championship for several days.

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In this vein, OL has placed their trust in their players who have given their all to have such an incredible season. Without thinking too much, the Gones have already exercised the purchase option of two players they loaned during the last winter transfer window. Saïd Benrahma was made official by OL on Sunday. Two days later, notably this Tuesday, the Rhone club announced the same news concerning Orel Mangala, who had also come last winter. The latter has signed until 2028 with Lyon. As for the Algerian, he has signed until 2027.

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Textor confirms for Thiago Almada

As mentioned by us, on Sunday, Thiago Almada will join the Rhone soon. The Atlanta United attacking midfielder has agreed to sign for the Gones despite approaches from giant European clubs. This Tuesday, OL president John Textor and the Argentinian attacking midfielder were together in one of the American’s properties on a private island. The owner of the group “Eagle” confirmed on the live of “Visão Botafoguense” the arrival of the Argentinian, who will pass through Botafogo before arriving in Lyon in January 2025.

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“Given the time of the season and the Libertadores, he wanted to go and play at Botafogo and help us win titles before going to Europe (…) We convinced him that he could come to ‘Eagle’ and that we would take him to Europe. His contract includes a departure to France in January (…) Big clubs from Spain and elsewhere wanted him. We intercepted him and convinced him.”Textor said.

The 23-year-old’s transfer fee is expected to reach €22.5 million, with Almada expected to sign a five-year contract.

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