A few hours after the publication of the shock interview with Rudi Garcia in the columns of The team, Juninho was on the set ofOLTV. Obviously, the sports director of Olympique Lyonnais responded to the attacks of his former coach, but he also took advantage of this interview to discuss the hot issues of the next summer transfer window. The Brazilian has thus confirmed the arrival of Damien Da Silva (33 years old) who has since been made official and the probable departure on loan from Cenk Özcaçar (20 years old).
But he didn’t stop there. “We work, we know what we need, we have a club to manage behind, I watch a lot. We have targeted players, but it is not easy with the crisis, which is global. The English will control the market. (…) We are working to have an even better team, we have to start from that base, players who bring us desire, wins, which we have lost for a long time “, he explained, linking the arrival of a striker to the future of Moussa Dembélé (24), loaned with option to buy at Atlético de Madrid, before continuing.
“That the players who are not happy to be here leave”
“Maybe we will miss things on the transfer window, we try to weigh the pros and cons, for the needs of the team. We need percussion, to be able to get out of the pressure ”, he blurted out, referring to the succession of Memphis Depay (27), a free party at the end of his contract. “To replace Memphis, I think we need a winger who provokes, who eliminates, who goes fast and who defends. We are working on tracks that are not easy, they are expensive players ”.
In the direction of the departures, then, the strong man of the sportsman at Les Gones was very clear. “The players who are not happy to be there must leave. For the good of all”, he sent, taking in particular the example of Thiago Mendes (29 years old). “Maybe the ideal is for him to leave, he might be okay too. But all season, he has been very involved ”, he concluded. Summer will be hot in Lyon.