Olympique Lyonnais is advancing in its transfer window! After signing a nice coup with the return to the fold of Alexandre Lacazette, the club of Jean-Michel Aulas continued with the recruitment of the great hope of the Stade Malherbe de Caen, Johann Repentant (19 years old). Well, unless the situation changes, the Gones should soon announce their third reinforcement.
RMC Sports indeed confirms that the seven-time champions of France have reached an agreement with the Dutch of Feyenoord for the transfer of the left side Tyrell Malacia (22 years old). After a postponed first approach, OL visibly returned to the charge with a check for €15m. A finally convincing offer for his Batavian counterpart who demanded between 15 M€ and 20 M€.
The Lyonnais had to accelerate in this file, because competition from the Premier League greatly threatened the Rhodaniens. Indeed, Newcastle and Manchester United, two teams much more powerful financially than OL, were on the spot. But the Gones can say thank you to Textor. Thanks to the immediate investment made by the American, OL were able to quickly increase their offer to meet Dutch requirements.
In addition, the French leaders could count on the support of the player himself. Malacia, who will therefore replace Emerson (who has returned to Chelsea), ardently wished to evolve under the orders of Peter Bosz. And for good reason. RMC Sports recalls that the OL coach already wanted to enlist his compatriot when he was in charge of Ajax Amsterdam (2016/2017). However, there are still a few details to settle, but Tyrell Malacia should soon land on the banks of the Rhône.