Attacked by Malo Gusto and Castello Lukeba, OL rejected the offers. That could change at the end of August.
Olympique Lyonnais does not have an attic, but there are players who have an exit voucher. An official departure voucher such as Houssem Aouar, Jérôme Boateng or Moussa Dembélé, or an unofficial departure voucher in case of a good offer such as Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian could have joined West Ham if the Hammers’ offer was suitable, but refused to leave OL. Because he feels good there, or because West Ham doesn’t make him dream, both explanations are possible and the Lyon leaders say they are no worse off with a motivated Paqueta in the squad. However, says Vincent Duluc, Lyon fans can tremble, and will do so until the end of the transfer market. Because two pillars of the clubs are under serious attack, and no one is sure that Olympique Lyonnais will turn down colossal offers if they seriously fall.
Crazy deals already made
Malo Gusto and Castello Lukeba took over last season, to become potential starters in the eyes of Peter Bosz. Once again, OL have reason to be satisfied with the promises of their academy, which have been confirmed at the highest level. Both players are steadily improving and certainly see bright futures ahead. But according to the pen of L’Equipe, the doors should not be opened too soon either. The two 19-year-old players have appeared in the spotlight of several big European clubs, and the offers judged ” wonderful » have fallen or may still fall. OL has made it known that it is not a seller, at least for these two players. This is the official position of the Rhone club, which, however, must part with some elements during this August to balance its staff and its commercial balance. If this were not the case, then Jean-Michel Aulas could end up watching, at the end of August, if Malo Gusto or Castello Lukeba are still the dream of European tenors.