Damien Da Silva and Lenny Pintor should not play at OL this season. The first is leaving for a Ligue 1 club, while the second is going to join AS Saint-Etienne.
Progress, local newspaper, revealed on Tuesday that Damien Da Silva, the 34-year-old central defender, who arrived at OL last summer, had recently been in discussion with FC Metz. But the former Rennais (2018-2021), reluctant to play in Ligue 2 next season, would have stopped discussions with the Lorraine club. Despite a very timid season (20 matches in all competitions, including 16 in Ligue 1 and 17 starts), Damien Da Silva would still have the ambition to evolve in the elite of French football, that is to say in the Ligue 1.
While he only has one year of contract left (June 2023) with Lyon, the central defender would discuss with two L1 formations, whose names have not been filtered. Despite the problems of the Lyon defense last year, Damien Da Silva did not really have the confidence of his coach, the Dutchman Peter Bosz. Hence his desire to leave, a year after his arrival.
Pintor to AS Saint-Etienne
According to newspaper information The Team, Lenny Pintor will soon sign a lease of two seasons plus an option with the Greens, currently last in Ligue 2 with -3 points. The 21-year-old left winger, under contract until 2023 with OL, did not play a match last season with the Lyon first team. Loaned to Troyes during the 2019-2020 season, Lenny Pintor will find his former coach from ESTAC to ASSE, Laurent Batlles. What motivated his coming to Forez.
This Wednesday, the Frenchman will have his medical visit to Saint-Etienne, before signing his contract. The amount of the operation has not filtered, but OL should keep a percentage on the resale of the winger. In the event of a rise in L1, the one-year option in the future contract of Lenny Pintor will be exercised.
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