Tyrell Malacia chooses Manchester United over OL

Hard blow for Olympique Lyonnais. While the club had been discussing for days with Feyenoord for Tyrell Malacia (22), Frank Arnesen, the sporting director of the Rotterdam club, announced that it had reached an agreement with Manchester United on the transfer of the left side for 15 million (plus bonuses). “The agreement is there. We now await Tyrell. If he says yes then a move to United is imminent. »

Later, the player or his representatives informed the Olympian club that he had chosen to go to England. However, on Tuesday morning, OL aligned themselves with Feyenoord’s wishes by raising their offer by one million euros. Without success. Internally, the unpleasant impression floats that the agents of Malacia, interested in seeing their man go to the Premier League, used Lyon to push United into action. They were waiting for this opportunity. Malacia had nevertheless accepted the Rhone proposals but he therefore changed direction at the last second.

OL try to finalize Issa Diop

The Lyon leaders will therefore have to look for another left-back. OL could look into Hassane Kamara, 28, the former Nice side (2020-2022) and at Watford since last January. OL are already trying to finalize the file Issa Diop, the central defender of West Ham (25 years old). His profile would be the ideal complement to Castello Lukeba, technically very solid but still tender in duels. The discussions have intensified lately and he, at least, should not let up. He could even relaunch his career in France.

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