During an interview with the Olympique-et-Lyonnais site, Jean-Michel Aulas spoke of OL’s summer transfer window on Monday. The president of Gones ensures that he has already received several proposals for his players.
“We will have a very good team next season”. The promise is signed Jean-Michel Aulas. The president of OL granted an interview on Monday to the Olympique-et-Lyonnais site, in which he projected himself on the summer transfer window. “We will have sales and purchases,” assures the boss of Gones, who reveals that several elements of his workforce are already in the sights of other teams. In a very concrete way. “We have consistent offers for at least three players,” said Aulas.
Asked about the situation of Jason Denayer, the 72-year-old leader was calm about his Belgian defender, under contract until June 2022. Without however certifying that the 25-year-old would remain well in the Rhône this summer. “We discuss with Jason. We were very close to an agreement. The fact of not being in the Champions League, it has a bit … (he looks for a term, before continuing on another sentence, editor’s note). He plays the Euro. I follow him regularly. You don’t have to worry. I will see him when he comes back from the Euro. “
“I wanted to quit after the loss against Nice”
During this interview, Aulas also confided his difficulties in conceding the defeat against Nice on the last day of Ligue 1 (2-3). A setback that cost Lyon a possible qualification in the Champions League.
“It’s a tragedy, confided the president of OL. It is one of the rare times, where I wanted to stop. Frankly. Because I would never have imagined that we would lose this match . I had the impression that the Nice players had won the World Cup when they were playing for nothing. Who knows… (…) It was unthinkable that we could lose this match. It was very hard Rudi’s thoughts and reactions in the press from Monday may have served one thing, and that is to make me combative again. Because that was so unfair. “