Juninho is active in the OL transfer window in order to offer his coach Peter Boss a competitive team for next season. And according to the latest news from Spain, the sports director of Olympique Lyonnais could have a good shot on the side of the real Madrid.
OL: Marcelo, Juninho’s crazy dream?
Since his return to the Rhône as sports director, Juninho in particular used his Brazilian fame to convince many of his young compatriots like Bruno Guimaraes and Lucas Paqueta to join the ranks of Olympique Lyonnais. Despite the presence of Maxwell Cornet and Melvin Bard, as well as the arrival of Henrique from Vasco de Gama, the leader wants to get his hands on a new left-back.
According to information relayed a few months ago by Don Balon, Juninho simply dreams of recruiting his compatriot Marcelo of Real Madrid. At 33, the Brazilian defender could be tempted by the Lyon adventure given that his president Florentino Pérez is actively looking for a way out against an envelope of 10 to 15 million euros. The Madrid club would even be ready to make a gesture in favor of Gones in this matter.
Real Madrid ready to release Marcelo
The transfer window of the OL could ignite in the days to come with the file Marcelo. According to ABC’s revelations, Real Madrid management has set itself the goal of selling for 160 million euros thanks in particular to Raphael Varane, Luka Jovic, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Alvaro Odriozola, Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz. In addition to these sales already scheduled, Madrid leaders also want to save money by getting rid of big salaries.
Spanish daily assures Real Madrid are fully prepared to release Gareth Bale (31 years old) and Marcelo from their last year of contract. Linked to the Merengues until June 2022, the Welsh striker and the Brazilian defender both receive respectively 21 and 16 million euros gross per season. Juninho could therefore take advantage of this great opening to try to convince Marcelo to join Lyon this summer.