FOOTBALL – OL Mercato: Official, Lyon or Marseille, Jordan Veretout made his decision!
OL Mercato: In the sights of Marseille and Lyon in France, Jordan Veretout has officially made his decision regarding his future club.
OL Mercato: Jordan Veretout announces his future club
Historical rivals in the championship, Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais also share several hot files on the transfer market. After Samuel Gigot, who recently arrived at OM, Romain Saïss, who will finally join Besiktas, or Francis Coquelin, Gones and Olympiens are fighting this summer for another midfield player, Jordan Veretout. The French international, who experienced a difficult second half of the season at AS Roma, has been approached by both Ligue 1 clubs with a view to a transfer this summer.
At one time the priority of Pablo Longoria at OM, the former ASSE midfielder was then included in the short list of OL to strengthen its midfield. According to Il Romanista, Olympique Lyonnais was recently offered the 29-year-old by the Giallorossi, a proposal studied by Vincent Ponsot and his team.
Nevertheless, while the case had been dragging on for weeks, Jordan Veretout made a big announcement about his future, announcing that he would finally stay in Rome for another season. At the end of his contract in 2024 in the Italian capital, the midfielder should be sold next summer, a year before the end of his lease. “It will be a great season, I will stay here,” announced Jordan Veretout to the Roman fans present at the first training session of Jose Mourinho. Clap de fin therefore for the arrival of the Frenchman in Ligue 1 this summer.
OL Mercato: Lyon already complete in the middle?
The recent arrival of Corentin Tolisso at Olympique Lyonnais has considerably reshuffled the cards in midfield. While the Gones were targeting several players in this position, the Rhone management would not seem so hot to recruit a new midfielder. With the recent extension of Maxence Caqueret, considered a future leader in his position, added to that of Thiago Mendes, Lyon would now direct its search to the position of left-back. Still stunned by the failure in the Malacia file, OL is now looking at the Argentine Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax Amsterdam. His arrival in the Rhone could be completed for 5 million euros.