FOOTBALL – OL Mercato: The reasons for the departure of Maxwel Cornet from Lyon

The OL had blocked Maxwel Cornet during the last two mercatos. Several clubs, including Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg, had tried in vain to recruit him. This summer, the versatile winger is put on the transfer market, two years before the end of his contract.

OL: Maxwel Cornet has an exit voucher

OL changed coach at the end of the season. Peter Bosz replaced Rudi Garcia who left for free. And this changes everything for Maxwel Cornet who was one of the key players of the latter. The French technician had repositioned the Ivorian striker at the left back position, at the expense of Melvin Bard and Youssouf Kone finally loaned to Elche (Spain) and then to Hatayspor (Turkey) last season. The young player trained at Olympique Lyonnais and the Malian international arrived from LOSC are however left backs of choice. This is not the case for Maxwel Cornet.

This is to say how much Maxwel Cornet was one of the darlings of Rudi Garcia. In addition, Juninho recruited Henrique in Brazil (Vasco de Gama) and Youssouf Kone, under contract at OL until 2024, returned to Lyon. And that’s not all! If we believe the website Olympique Lyonnais, the new coach of the Gones has the intention to give playing time to Melvin Bard. L’Équipe believes to know that Maxwel Cornet has an exit voucher from the Rhone club this summer.

Two English clubs interested in the Lyon striker

Maxwel Cornet

Two Premier League teams: Leeds United of Marcelo Bielsa and Watford FC are interested in the profile of Maxwel Cornet (24). The latter ended last season with 39 games on the counter, 36 in the league for 29 starts and 3 in the French Cup. Playing for OL since January 2015, the Ivorian international is under contract until June 2023 and his value is estimated at €12 million.

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