The OL is still looking for a new right-back to replace Malo Gusto, and they reportedly have their sights set on Brazilian defender Vinicius Tobias.
Despite returning several players last summer, the OL failed to make it into the race for Europe this season. They are currently 10th in the league, 9 points away from 5th place. The club will have to win the Coupe de France to potentially qualify for the Europa League next season.
In addition to the poor league results, the sale of 19-year-old defender Malo Gusto to Chelsea for €35 million this winter has left the OL searching for a successor. This week, the club’s interest in Real Madrid‘s Brazilian defender Vinicius Tobias was reported.
The 19-year-old is currently on loan with an option to buy at Real Madrid, and his performances have reportedly convinced the Spanish giants to make the purchase permanent. Madrid are expected to buy Vinicius Tobias and then potentially loan him out to continue his development. In this context, the OL could negotiate a loan deal with Real Madrid for the Brazilian full-back this summer.
OL Mercato: Vinicius Tobias to compete with Saël Kumbedi.
Olympique Lyonnais would like to recruit a new right-back to compete with Saël Kumbedi. The OL executives believe that Vinicius Tobias has all the necessary qualities to take on this role and replace Malo Gusto.
The Real Madrid full-back is a modern full-back who excels in attack and defense. In addition, Vinicius Tobias is a skillful player on the ball who is not afraid to push forward on the right-hand side. The OL executives could take action in the coming weeks to recruit the Brazilian full-back.