Zapping But! Soccer club Should OL fight to keep Emerson Palmieri?
Tanguy Ndombélé and Thiago Mendes departing, OL are indeed looking for a young midfielder to associate with Maxence Caqueret for next season. Eager to secure the services of a more defensive midfielder, Les Gones are looking to Inter Milan with Lucien Agoumé (currently on loan to Brest) but the former Lionceau is not the only lead.
Lepenant (Caen) cheaper than Agoumé (Inter Milan)
According to L’Equipe, OL are also talking with SM Caen midfielder Johann Lepenant (19), indisputable holder in Normandy this season (34 L2 games). Compared to Agoumé, valued at €15m by Inter according to our Mercato specialist Ignazio Genuardi, Lepenant has the advantage of being cheaper because he is free in 2023 and unwilling to extend.
On this file, the Gones are in competition with several Ligue 1 clubs but also Atlético de Madrid and Arsenal. Lyon would still have a big head start on the file even if it would be necessary to convince Caen to let go of the French international U19. On this issue, the presence of Alain Cavéglia – new OL recruiter and former manager of Caen – will be very important…
OL vice Lepenant (SM Caen)
According to L’Equipe, OM have fully embarked on the signing of the promise of SM Caen Johann Lepenant (19 years old). The Norman defensive midfielder has a big advantage: he is coming to the end of his contract in June 2023.