Transfer news has been piling up about Houssem Aouar in recent days. One year from the end of his contract, the 24-year-old midfielder was Nottingham Forest’s priority, but the promoted Englishman could not find an agreement with OL, and negotiations would be temporarily stopped.
OL surprised by Nottingham’s offer
According to our information, Forest’s latest offer surprised OL, in particular the terms of payment. The English club would indeed have offered a transfer of 10 million euros, but payable in six instalments, a rather rare breakdown of transfers of around ten million euros, when it has already spent more than 120 million during this transfer window, and does not seem about to stop.
Gusto OK, Boateng and Dembélé in recovery
Another English club would have positioned itself, Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace, according to L’Equipe.
In these circumstances, Peter Bosz preferred to do without Aouar for the reception of Troyes, knowing that his workforce is rather bloated, especially in the midfield. He called up 21 players.
Gusto is there, but Boateng and Dembélé are announced for recovery, as are Pollersbeck and Diomande.
The Lyon group to face Troyes
Guardians: Riou, Bonnevie, Patouillet
Defenders: Da Silva, Gusto, Henrique, Lukeba, Tagliafico, Mendes
Environments : Caqueret, Lepenant, Paqueta, Reine-Adelaide, Tolisso
Forwards: Barcola, Cherki, Faivre, Kadewere, Lacazette (cap.), Tetê, Toko-Ekambi.