With the departure of Karl Toko-Ekambi, loaned to Rennes without a purchase option, and Tetê, on his way to Leicester, Olympique Lyonnais has lost its two starting wingers in this winter transfer window!
This scenario was completely unexpected a few days ago. In view of the first part of the season wrapped up by Les Gones and the performance of the two players mentioned, this decision is not totally unjustified, but OL will now have to think about strengthening themselves after this gamble. And time is running out since the winter transfer window closes its doors on Tuesday at midnight.
In this context, the Rhone club has decided to turn to its favorite playground, Brazil, where it has just suffered a major failure in midfield in the track Joao Gomes (Flamengo), who preferred to join Wolverhampton. This Saturday, The Team thus reveals that the 9th in Ligue 1 is studying the trail leading to Jeffinho, a 23-year-old left winger, author of 4 goals and 7 assists in 40 games during the past season. If the Lyonnais decide to go further, this track should not be very complicated to complete since the Brazilian plays in the Botafogo club, owned by John Textor, the new boss of OL… It remains to be seen precisely whether this interest is the fruit of true convictions or a choice by default and dictated by urgency…
John Textor has sent an initial offer to Botafogo owner for Jeffinho pic.twitter.com/O0LrXcWBc2
— Pauchinho (@Pauchinho) January 28, 2023
Isidor already acted?
At the same time, Lyon is about to welcome another element in the offensive sector: the versatile Wilson Isidor. Trained in Rennes and passed through Monaco, the former French U20 international was to join Lorient but Les Gones pushed hard and are preparing to complete his arrival for 6 million euros from Lokomotiv Moscow with whom he scored 4 goals in 17 games this season in Russia. Versatile, the 22-year-old is able to play in all attacking positions.