OL will experience a turbulent end to the transfer window. If arrivals are expected, it is especially at the level of departures that the Gones make talk. Even if Fabrizio Romano gives some hope to Lyon fans.
In Lyon, we are already preparing for all scenarios at the end of the winter transfer window. Because a lot of players are still likely to jump ship. We can cite Malo Gusto, Jeff Reine-Adelaïde, Jérôme Boateng, Rayan Cherki, Houssem Aouar or Karl Toko-Ekambi. The last city is no longer in the odor of sanctityOL, whether with his management or the fans of the club. Les Gones therefore want to part with it, also hoping to raise a nice sum of money. That’s good, the suitors are not lacking to afford Karl Toko-Ekambi. Two clubs are very well positioned: Celta Vigo and Stade Rennais.
The OL transfer window blocked?
— Nicolas Puiravau (@nikop17) January 14, 2023
But according to information from The Team, a major problem exists in the Cameroonian’s file. Indeed, Hugo Guillemet has just clarified in recent hours on his Twitter account that KTE wanted to join Celta Vigo, but that OL had only reached an agreement with Rennes. As a result, the file is dragging on and nothing has progressed in recent hours, while the Gones hope to glean nearly 7 million euros in the event of Toko-Ekambi’s departure. It should be noted that, still according to the journalist of The Team, another file is on stand-by, that of Malo Gusto. The OL right-back does not want to wait until next summer to leave Lyon and wants to join Chelsea this winter. Les Gones would like to keep their nugget, even if it means having it loaned for the next six months. OL would also like to receive a check for 20 million euros to part with Gusto. However, a plan B already exists.
I thank God for this moment and the opportunity we have been given, we would have liked things to have turned out differently but Godstiming is best. We’ll use this as more motivation and work even harder.
A big thank you to everyone for all the support, really appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/6hHNQK6tL1
— Tariq Lamptey (@TariqLamptey) December 4, 2022
Indeed, Fabrizio Romano, the Italian transfer window specialist, announced on Wednesday that in the event of Malo Gusto’s departure for Chelsea, which seems increasingly likely, Olympique Lyonnais is thinking very strongly of Tariq Lamptey, the international defender Ghanaian from Brighton. Even if OL have competition in this case, the Ligue 1 club could invest in order to afford the player trained at Chelsea, whose value is estimated at 15 million euros by Tansfermarkt. A reinforcement of choice for the team of Laurent Blanc, because at the height of his 22 years the native of London is a real first choice in defense. A news that will put some balm in the hearts of OL supporters.