Olympique Lyonnais, which is a successful and impressive market in winter, is designed to recruit and defend itself unknown to most spectators, playing in the Spanish championship.
Currently 16th in Ligue 1 and threatened by relegation to the second division, Olympique Lyonnais took the opportunity of the winter transfer window to strengthen its effectiveness under the leadership of Pierre Sage. This is an excellent opportunity to orient new arrivals towards long-term satisfaction, resulting in an impressive series of quantitatively based recruits, with the successive arrivals of Lucas Perri, Adryelson, Malick Fofana, Gift Orban and Nemanja Matic.
On this last line of the market, the Lyon-based club prefers to display new elements. According to the latest information, the Rhone drivers have reached an agreement with Nottingham Forest for the transfer of Belgian midfielder Orel Mangala, valued at 30 million euros. At the same time, Olympique Lyonnais is also interested in another Premier League player, the Algerian from West Ham United, Saïd Benrahma.
Contract until 2029
Still very active in the field of arrivals, the Lyon high command is now looking at a defender playing in the Spanish championship. According to the revelations of the Brazilian newspaper Oh Globo, John Textor, boss of Olympique Lyonnais, is considering recruiter Abner Vinicius, the side gauge of Betis Sevilla. After seeing Luis Henrique in Botafogo, the American businessman is so sure that he will be among the Andalusians to strengthen the French language.
O Globo: John Textor negotiated a contract with full-back Abner, with Real Betis, for Lyon
– João Pedro Fragoso (@jotapfragoso) January 31, 2024
Our colleague specifies that the talks will not concern this winter transfer window, with Olympique Lyonnais aiming to recruit the player only from the summer of 2024, so that he joins Groupama Stadium. Case to be continued… Currently linked to Sevilla FC until June 2029, this 23-year-old player joined Betis in January 2023 for a sum of 7 million euros, from Athletico Paranaense. Since his arrival, Abner has participated in 38 matches in all competitions, including 16 in La Liga since the start of the 2023-2024 season.