No stress for OL despite the end of the summer transfer window. Lyon still has the right to sign the flagship rookie of his late summer, the German Jerome Boateng, given that the latter was free from any contract. No stress, then. Finally, a little anyway: if the central defender wants to play in the Europa League, he will have to be registered in the workforce by Thursday.
A priori, it should do it, since Boateng spent his medical examination on Wednesday morning, we learned on Wednesday from sources close to the Lyon club. He will then sign a two-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais, who also announced a press conference at 3 p.m. This last-minute arrival will put an end to the difficult recruitment campaign of OL, which seemed to suffer the events more than he anticipated.
Come to strengthen a defense that is too fair
Until now, Lyon relied only on Belgian international Jason Denayer, barely recovered from Covid-19, veteran Damien Da Silva (33), arrived free from Rennes and excluded Friday in Nantes (1-0), as well than two young people from the training center, Castello Lukeba and Sinaly Diomandé. A contingent that seems insufficient for the team to be competitive in L1 and the Europa League, a competition where OL hope to reach the semi-finals.