Mangala, a season in three parts

Mangala, a season in three parts
Mangala, a season in three parts

Orel Mangala facing Morgan Sanson during OL – Nice (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

Orel Mangala’s 2023-2024 season has been a bit unusual. The Belgian international started at Nottingham Forest, before being loaned to Olympique Lyonnais, then concluded the season with Euro 2024.

The first six months of Orel Mangala with Nottingham have proven to be quite convincing. Over 22 Premier League matches, the midfielder has played 20 games, 19 of which as a starter. Even though NFFC’s results have been mixed, the 26-year-old has always responded physically. Moreover, the footballer scored an important goal in a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa in November 2023.

On February 1, 2024, theOL announced the arrival on loan of Orel Mangala until June 30, 2024. The player had been chosen to revitalize the Lyon midfield, which was struggling in the first half of the season. After starting three times in Ligue 1, the number 25 of the Gone suffered several physical setbacks. Pierre Sage therefore used him little for several weeks. It took more than two months before seeing the native of Brussels (Belgium) in the starting eleven in the championship. It was against Clermont May 12. The former VfB Stuttgart had also scored the winning goal (1-0). Thus, his record in Lyon is not very convincing. This Tuesday, John’s club Weaver However, the Belgian international has been definitively purchased until 2028, for almost 23.4 million euros.

Selected by Domenico Tedesco to compete in the European Championship, Orel Mangala played little. The new Lyonnais lost his place following his poor performance in the 1-0 defeat against Slovakia. For the last two group matches, it is Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa) who was chosen by his coach to start. In the round of 16, the Red Devils were opposed to France. First announced in the starting eleven by the Belgian press, the midfielder only came into play in the 63rd minute. The substitute was unable to prevent the elimination of his team after the 1-0 defeat against Blues. Now, the most expensive recruit in the history of OL is on vacation and should join his group during the month of July. With a little pressure, Mangala is now expected to deliver.

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