OL want to start a new project this summer during the off-season. Les Gones have their sights on Takumi Minamino (Liverpool), looking for playing time.
Eighth in the last Ligue 1 championship, OL will have to give themselves the means to bounce back in the coming weeks. This will notably involve an ambitious transfer window. The probable arrival of John Textor, an American businessman who wishes to buy out the shares of Pathé and IDG (19.36% and 19.85% of the capital of OL Groupe), could help OL achieve great things. this summer. Among the players targeted, we can mention Takumi Minamino. The Japanese, under contract with Liverpool until 2024, is looking for a new project. Very often a substitute with the Reds, anyone who can play an attacking midfielder or striker wants to be part of a new project over the long term. That’s good, the 27-year-old Japanese has no shortage of proposals. Two come from Ligue 1 and concern OL and AS Monaco.
OL have a say in the Minamino case
🚨 OL and AS Monaco have started discussions with representatives of Takumi Minamino! 🇯🇵
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—BeFoot (@_BeFoot) June 16, 2022
The two French clubs want to try their luck for Minamino. Problem for OL, the Monegasque project provides more guarantees. First economical but then sporty. Indeed, AS Monaco can take advantage of very attractive taxation and will play the Champions League next season or at worst the Europa League. Quite the opposite of OL, which did not qualify for any European Cup last season. But all may not be over for Les Gones. Requested by the media Olympic-and-Lyonnais Regarding OL’s interest in his client, Minamino’s agent said: “We are currently working on the best possible solution for Takumi and the rest of his career”. Words that do not bury the chances of Lyon for the Japanese. To let go of the former Southampton, Liverpool will ask for nearly 20 million euros. A significant sum for Lyon’s finances. But Jean-Michel Aulas reminded him not long ago that OL are ready to splurge on the transfer market. The return of Alexandre Lacazette to the club will also have something to seduce some during the negotiations…