Foot OL – Newcastle loves Ligue 1, OL prepares the bill – Olympique Lyonnais
After the signing of Bruno Guimarães this winter, Newcastle hope to recruit other talents from Ligue 1, and in particular from the side of Olympique Lyonnais. The Magpies are still interested in midfielder Lucas Paqueta, whose price is likely to rise very high.
Easily maintained in the Premier League, Newcastle will be able to begin the second stage of its project. The club owned by a fund from Saudi Arabia will probably be one of the main players in the summer transfer window. It is indeed necessary to expect large expenses on the part of the Magpies, and in particular on the French market. Last January, the English team had bet 50 million euros (including bonus) on the ex-Lyonnais Bruno Guimarães, with success since the midfielder gives complete satisfaction.
Newcastle will return to the charge for Paqueta
Suddenly, Newcastle hopes to continue its shopping in Ligue 1. According to information from Goal, the Magpies sent an emissary to Groupama Stadium to attend the match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Nantes (3-2) last Saturday. Nothing very surprising since the resident of the Premier League has been interested in Lucas Paqueta since this winter. The new management had tried its luck for the Brazilian who did not seem enthusiastic about the project. Since then, the situation may have changed following the arrival of his friend Bruno Guimarães, who praised his merits to his leaders.
» I know Bruno’s relationship with Lucas Paqueta. It can help to have players who like each other. Sometimes it can be valuable in a team “, confided the manager Eddie Howe, as if to validate the track of the former Milanese, whom the president Jean-Michel Aulas said he was ready to transfer for 80 million euros in January! Newcastle knows what to expect, he whose emissary also monitored the performance of Head on the Lyon side, but also of Nantes Ludovic Blas and Moses Simon. All while the English club is discussing with Reims for striker Hugo Ekitike.