OL Mercato: Lyon’s Tyrell Malacia is rumored to be at Manchester United. An obstacle prevents his signature at the Red Devils.
OL Mercato: Tyrell Malacia to United, a bungle in the deal
Ambitious this summer, Olympique Lyonnais has just repatriated Corentin Tolisso. The midfielder was free of any contract after his departure from Bayern Munich. This is the third Baby-Gone that makes its return this summer after Alexandre Lacazette and Remy Riou. Johann Lepenant and Tetê are the other summer recruits of OL. To strengthen its ranks, the Rhone club intends to recruit a new left back. But it will not be Tyrell Malacia. The Dutch fullback, who has long been a target for Lyon, is leaving for Manchester United. Sporting director of Feyenoord, Frank Arnesen had already confirmed an agreement with the Red Devils. But the transfer of the 22-year-old defender is not yet completed. The Athletic reveals that a situation is currently preventing the signing at United.
According to the source, Tyrell Malacia would like to appoint his father as his new representative. The interests of the Dutchman were so far defended by Ali Dursun. The Premier League club would like to remove any ambiguity before signing the Feyenoord star.
Malacia file already closed in Lyon
For its part, Olympique Lyonnais has already moved on. Present at the presentations of Tolisso and Tetê this Friday, Vincent Ponsot confirmed this trend. The general manager of the OL is not ready to do crazy things to recruit in this position. “If we do not have the means to recruit, we can not bring players of this level … Here, it’s not a matter of means. The institution is always stronger than any player. We have requests from the soccer community, sometimes, that we do not do, “explained the Lyon manager.
He remains optimistic about signing a new fullback after the departure of Emerson Palmieri, on loan from Chelsea last season. “It’s true that sometimes deals get derailed, but we will find a good left back. For us, it is closed. Because the probity of the club is more important. We are proud to work for a club like that,” he continued.