On May 29, OL formalized the arrival of Peter Bosz on the bench of the professional team for the next two seasons, ie until June 30, 2023. The Dutch coach became the 30th coach in the history of Lyon and was waiting for July 1 to take up his duties. On his arrival, the former coach of Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen made a first request: to recruit the Cameroonian international goalkeeper, André Onana, valued at € 8 million, the newspaper reveals The team.
Obsessed with offensive play, the 57-year-old coach wants a goalkeeper capable of sublimating himself at the foot. The 25-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper (1m90), right-handed, seems to have the appropriate profile. Under contract until 2022 in Amsterdam, the goalkeeper passed through the Samuel Eto’o Academy and trained at FC Barcelona is a highly sought-after goalkeeper. But the planets could be aligned for it to join Lyon. Indeed, in the capital of the Gauls, Onana would find the coach who launched him at Ajax in 2016. At the time when Jesper Cillessen was spinning for Barça.
André Onana to take over from Anthony Lopes
Suspended 9 months for doping by UEFA, for having taken a drug prescribed to his wife, which he did not know registered on the list of banned products, André Onana has not played since February. Heard during his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the porter saw his suspension reduced to 9 months on June 10. He will be able to train again at the beginning of September and will be able to resume competition on November 4. On the shelves of Inter and Arsenal, André Onana would have, according to The team, more chance to have playing time straight away in Lyon.
He who wants to compete in CAN 2022 with the Cameroonian selection. According to the publication, the Lyon club would recruit him as number 1 bis, and a rotation would be established with Anthony Lopes. Pure speculation, of course. A 30-year-old Portuguese international, Lopes is under contract with OL until 2023. In the meantime, the Lyon leaders have already had an appointment with Onana’s agent. The goalkeeper has a long-term contract offer from Ajax and is also closely followed by … other leading French clubs: PSG bet on Donnarumma, Monaco on Alexander Nüble, OM on Pau Lopez. Lille is still looking.