Not necessarily planned, the departure of Malo Gusto from January could take shape. OL are awaiting an offer of 15 to 20 million euros from Juventus Turin.
No European Cup on the program, no podium race in sight, theOlympique Lyonnais is dragging on this season and that worries everyone. Not just the fans, who question their club’s ability to bounce back to the highest level after many broken promises. If the financial health is correct, it is largely linked to the sale of the club’s best players in recent years, such as Nabil Fékir, Bruno Guimaraes or Lucas Paqueta. Next on the list may well be Malo Gusto. Indisputable holder this season, the international defender hopes takes the opportunity to put himself forward. But unable to play the leading roles, OL could simply serve as a springboard for the right side. The latter in any case makes Juventus Turin salivate, and his departure is now mentioned not for the end of the season, but for the month of January.
Malo Gusto, his end of contract is approaching
— Tuttosport (@tuttosport) November 15, 2022
It is the Tuttosport newspaper which announces it this Tuesday morning on its front page, with the names of Marcus Thuram and Malo Gusto. For the Lyonnais, the Italian club’s objective is to act quickly to damn the pawn at Manchester United and Real Madrid, who are following the Lyon defender and plan to take action this summer. Juventus hopes to win the bet with an offer between 15 and 20 million euros. A good sale for OL, even if it would also be a very bad signal sent to Laurent Blanc, who is looking to strengthen his squad this winter, and not to strip him from a position where the player is unanimous. But the financial needs are real, because without the European Cup, and the bonuses and ticketing that go with it, cash inflows are likely to be scarce this season. It remains to be seen if this interest will materialize in January, and if OL will be tempted in the event of a very good offer from Italy. Which would then undeniably force Lyon to recruit for this position, Malo Gusto not really having an experience double within the workforce. But if OL decided to show their fangs, they would also come up against a potentially dangerous situation, with Malo Gusto’s contract currently ending in June 2024.