In the fight for a place in the Champions League, OL dreams of a great team for next season and Juninho is already active in this direction. The sporting director of the Lyon club would even be on the side of Real Madrid.
Juninho wants to recruit a new defender
After the recent extension of Marcelo Guedes until June 2023 and that to come from Jason Denayer, Olympique Lyonnais is already showing its intentions for next season: to have an experienced defense. A few weeks before the opening of the transfer market, Juninho is thus multiplying the avenues in order to flush out great deals to strengthen this sector of play for the Rhone team. If several names have already been associated with the Gones, Jean-Michel Aulas and his sports director have their eyes on Zinedine Zidane’s workforce at Real Madrid according to information from Spain. The boss of the recruitment of OL has even taken action in this case.
An executive in the Real Madrid locker room at OL?
Loaned by Olympique Lyonnais to Fulham this season, Joachim andersen is not going to return to Groupama Stadium. Jean-Michel Aulas and Juninho have decided and the Danish center-back will be placed on the market at the end of the season. Returned to his best level since arriving in England, the 24-year-old attracts many residents of the Premier League. Now indisputable at Fulham where he played 25 matches and scored 1 goal, the Danish international interests Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester.
A “very serious” approach was even carried out by one of these clubs according to information from the Telegraph. Olympique Lyonnais is therefore looking for a new player to strengthen its defense. The current 4th in the French championship could find its happiness at Real Madrid. Indeed, according to information relayed by the Spanish media Don Balon, Juninho contacted Merengues left-back Marcelo to discuss a transfer this summer. Now relegated to the bench by Zidane, the 32-year-old Brazilian international could consider a departure and Lyon would like to take advantage of it.
Especially since Florentino Pérez would already seek him a new point of fall against an envelope of between 10 and 15 million euros. Marcelo could seriously consider the Lyon option if Rudi Garcia’s men manage to qualify for the next Champions League.
To be continued …