“We want to win championships. Jean-Michel wants to return to the forefront of the European stage, I want to win the Champions League. I hope we can dream of that. I don’t like the PSG model, I hope we can win against them next season.”. John Textor’s first words as new owner of the Olympique must have spoken to PSG and OM supporters who have not forgotten the wild promises of Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Frank Mc Court when they arrived in Paris and Marseille respectively.
If it is difficult to know the short-term changes that the Rhone club will undergo beyond the direct injection of an envelope of around sixty million euros in the transfer window, the seven-time French champion will undoubtedly undergo some major changes in the organizational plan. in the coming weeks or even months. For the next few weeks, Bruno Cheyrou’s position is not yet under threat. Time for him to at least manage the winter transfer window.
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And before recruiting, it will likely be necessary to make some adjustments/departures of several players that will likely generate some salary. Among these players, we necessarily think of Jérôme Boateng. The 34-year-old German defensive rock, who arrived last summer between the Saône and the Rhône, is out of contract next June. If the latter is secretly hoping to be extended at the Olympics, especially as he has found playing time (4 starts at the heart of the defense in the Olympics’ last 5 matches) since Laurent Blanc’s arrival on the Lyonnais bench, we are more headed for a departure from the German world champion… and maybe faster than expected.
At OL, we very clearly plan to let him go freely to the club of his choice this winter in the event of a concrete opportunity. According to an internal source at the Rhone club, part of the technical staff is even clearly pushing for this possibility, especially since a club whose name has not been filtered has stepped forward to accompany the player according to our information. The goal is twofold. Save Boateng’s big salary and make way for the arrival of a central defender, the declared goal of Bruno Cheyrou, the OL’s director of recruitment. The latter multiplied contacts in recent days to find the rare gem.