Joao Gomes at OL? White’s response


Present this Friday in front of the journalists, the coach of Olympique Lyonnais Laurent Blanc spoke about a target of the winter transfer window. The Gones technician does not hide his admiration for Joao Gomes.

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Olympique Lyonnais are keen on a young Brazilian midfielder. As explained by us, the Rhône club is one of the contenders for the recruitment of Joao Gomes, the Flamengo player. Announced in competition with the English of Wolverhampton, the Gones could pay around 18 million euros to get ahead of Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves and continue their shopping during this winter transfer window, after the recruitment of Croatian central defender Dejan Lovren.

“I advise you to go and see it”

What about the track leading to the 21-year-old? Invited to a press conference this Friday, before the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Chambéry scheduled for this Saturday, Laurent Blanc announced the color. The Lyon coach has declared his love for the native of Rio de Janeiro, without ensuring that his management will win his case. “He’s still a young player, I hope he will make sure to be known by the European media. He is a modern defensive midfielder who goes beyond his function. A very good player, I advise you to go see him. I like him because he is someone who is very solid defensively. I find that defensively we lack this aggressiveness which must be brought by the team. This player is not lacking in defensive aggression. If he comes, he will have to be channeled.”

Eager to take action in this final stretch of the transfer window, as announced by Jean-Michel Aulas after the defeat against Strasbourg, Olympique Lyonnais could also part with certain players. Among them, midfielder Romain Faivre. The Cévennes has thus confirmed the desire of the ex-Brestois to change air. Targeted by Stade Rennais, Cameroonian striker Karl Toko Ekambi is also likely to pack his bags before the 31st.