Olympique Lyonnais formalized this Wednesday the arrival of Johann Lepenant from SM Caen, against a check for 4.25 M €. The 19-year-old midfielder is linked with Les Gones until 2027.
This Wednesday, Johann Lepenant got involved with theOlympique Lyonnais for the next 5 seasons, as announced by his adviser Karim Djaziri in the show “As long as there are Gones”. The 19-year-old midfielder arrives from SM Caen in Ligue 2. The club of Jean Michel Aulas disbursed €4.25 million to hire his services. At this price, we must also add bonuses of up to €2.5 million, as well as a 10% incentive on a potential capital gain.
A jailer in Malherbe
While he had revealed himself in Normandy during the 2020-2021 financial year, Lepenant really established himself as an indisputable starter last season. With 35 league appearances, he was the second most used player by Stephane Moulinbehind Prince Oniangue. Playing sometimes as a defensive midfielder, sometimes as a torchbearer, the U20 international was spared injuries throughout 2021-2022. His only absence for medical reasons was related to the Coronavirus, last January.
The native of Granville joins his former teammate Remy Riou. He will try to win his place in a Lyon midfield occupied for the moment by Maxence Caqueret, Thiago Mendes or Jeff Reine-Adelaide.