OL are experiencing a lively summer transfer window. Les Gones recently had to let Lucas Paqueta leave for West Ham.
Without a European Cup to play for and with finances still unstable, OL knew that this summer transfer window was shaping up to be perilous. Despite everything, the summer got off to a very good start in the Rhône with the notable returns of Corentin Tolisso and Alexandre Lacazette. The two players trained at the club were accompanied by the young nugget Johann Lepenant and the experienced Nicolas Tagliafico. But afterwards, the transfer market dragged on at OL. Worse, no arrival is to report when important departures have been in the pipeline. If Houssem Aouar has not left yet, this is the case of Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian international joined West Ham on Monday against a check for more than 60 million euros. Good economic news for the Rhone management, but not necessarily good sporting news for OL and their coach Peter Bosz.
OL, a failed transfer window?
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For Manu Lonjon, the OL transfer window is also turning into a fiasco, as he indicated on his Twitter account : “OL have 48 hours left to reverse the trend of a transfer window which may have filled the coffers but which has weakened the team. For example, the titular hinge would be Mendes/ Lukeba. Really ? What is the ambition? 6/8?! Bruno Cheyrou’s valve at a press conference seems a long way off”. As indicated by Jean-Michel Aulas, the money raised for the sale of Paquets to West Ham should not be used to recruit a player by the end of the transfer market, which will take place on September 1. Peter Bosz, aside, would like the reinforcement of a right side to come and compete with Malo Gusto. Also, the arrival of a new number 6 was in the pipeline but no longer seems to be a priority for OL…