In recent hours, OL have packed the transfer window by positioning themselves on the young Brazilian nugget Joao Gomes. A choice not necessarily approved by Laurent Blanc, who had indicated that he wanted experienced players as a priority.
In a very gloomy sporting context, the last 24 hours have restored the morale of supporters of theOL. The latter learned that their club had positioned themselves on the young Brazilian Joao Gomes and were close to stealing him from Wolverhampton. The most daring of these fans mobilized on social networks to promote OL to the 21-year-old midfielder. We do not yet know if their action will pay off and if this potential transfer is worth making. In any case, it woke up the Lyon transfer window and perhaps reassured Laurent Blanc.
White, in search of a state of mind, aims for jailers
Since his arrival, the Rhone coach has often highlighted the shortcomings of his workforce in many key positions. The midfield was clearly concerned and Blanc has constantly changed his starting compositions in this position for several matches. One more player would not be too much to bring quality. Joao Gomes can embody this profile but Blanc was far from thinking of the Brazilian in the event of recruitment.
Despite disappointing results, OL coach Laurent Blanc still believes in it
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This is what the team indicates in an article devoted to the OL technician. If White wants a defensive midfielder, the player wanted does not necessarily correspond to Joao Gomes “. Like the transfer of Dejan Lovren, Laurent Blanc wants experienced players with character to give new impetus to the Lyon group. The recent setback to Strasbourg has exposed his side’s mental flaws. OL suffers from two evils: a problem of confidence and an insufficient state of mind to obtain results. Laurent Blanc has taken the problem head on, recently removing Moussa Dembélé and Romain Faivre from his group. To be accepted by the Lyon coach, Joao Gomes will have to be up to the task on this issue.