Foot OL – OL: Ellyes Skhiri in Lyon, Laurent Blanc finally heard – Olympique Lyonnais

Close to joining OL in the last winter transfer window, Ellyes Skhiri finally stayed in Cologne, where he will be at the end of his contract in June.

In the columns of L’Equipe in February, the Tunisian international from Cologne confirmed the very concrete interest of Olympique Lyonnais in the winter transfer window. But in the end, Ellyes Skhiri had not signed in the capital of Gaul due to the procrastination of Lyon leaders when concluding the deal. “It’s true that there was this opportunity and this great interest from Olympique Lyonnais. It’s very flattering because it’s a club that I really like. But the timing of the offer was not good, it happened very late in January. It was not the best moment for me, I had already resumed competition with the team and it was difficult to leave. explained at the time the ex-midfielder of Montpellier.

Looking for a real number six for several months, OL are still very interested in Ellyes Skhiri. And the next summer transfer window could be the right one to finally conclude the Tunisian’s arrival at Groupama Stadium. Indeed, according to information from Relevo, Lyon is still one of the very hot clubs on the 27-year-old player’s file, especially since the latter will be free of any contract in June and therefore potentially recruitable for zero euros.

OL in competition with Celta and Sevilla for Skhiri

We are heading a priori for a three-way final in the Skhiri file since according to the media, OL are in competition with Sevilla FC and Celta Vigo, also interested in the Tunisian’s arrival. Flattered by the interest of Gones just a few months ago, will Skhiri choose to return to Ligue 1 in a club that aspires to play the leading roles to find Europe? There is no doubt that this reinforcement would in any case make Laurent Blanc happy, who has often called for experienced players in his team since he took charge of OL, without necessarily having his dearest wishes granted. . And in a press conference this winter, the “President” had recognized his interest in the former Montpellier player, a rookie whom he would therefore totally validate if Lyon went to the end of the process.

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