Here on September 18 in Ligue 1 against Nîmes (0-0);

Memphis Depay does not know if he played his last match in the Lyon jersey on Sunday against OM (1-1).


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  • The 2020 transfer window will close overnight from Monday to Tuesday (at midnight) and OL could still be active over the past twenty-four hours.

  • Among the hot files on the desk of Jean-Michel Aulas, there are three possible departures that would do a lot of good for the accounts of the Lyon club, namely Memphis Depay, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde and Joachim Andersen.

  • In the direction of arrivals, OL could register the reinforcements of Italian side Mattia De Sciglio and Algerian central defender Djamel Benlamri.

At Parc OL,

“I think we will definitely start our season on Tuesday morning.

"Rudi Garcia has a surprising sense of the formula, especially when it comes to (trying to) defend the disastrous record of OL, with five matches in a row without the slightest success in Ligue 1. Having hosted Sunday as" excellent news ”Houssem Aouar's decision to stay one more season in his training club, the coach knows that there will be at least five more hot issues during the last twenty-four hours of the transfer window.

Memphis Depay, a Barça dream finally fulfilled?

OL's will is necessarily above all economic on this major issue.

It is not in the habits of Jean-Michel Aulas to let an emblematic player slip away, as was the case with Bafétimbi Gomis in 2014 (in Swansea).

At the end of the contract next June, Memphis Depay could bring back this Monday between 15 and 25 million euros ... against nothing at all from Tuesday.

In view of the Dutch international's difficulties in regaining his level before his serious knee injury (in December 2019), such a transfer on the last day of the transfer window would be a godsend.


🎙️ "Maybe tomorrow @Memphis will go to @FCBarcelona but there is nothing for sure"

The case #Depay, the departure of @jreineadelaide, the arrival of @mattia_desci? @ Juninhope08 does update on the transfer window of @ OL #TelefootLaChaine

- TELEFOOT LA CHAINE DU FOOT (@telefoot_chaine) October 4, 2020

And this outcome depends 100% on the determination of FC Barcelona, ​​according to Juninho on Sunday at the microphone of Téléfoot.

"Memphis has come to an agreement with Barça, we do not hide it at all," says the sporting director of OL.

Maybe he will leave on Monday but there is nothing for sure.

By the end of the transfer window, this is the most likely departure.

"Knowing that this transfer desired by Ronald Koeman, the former coach of Memphis Depay now on the Catalan bench, would depend on the departure of Ousmane Dembélé to Manchester United, it smacks of the fax at 11.57pm, right?

Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, Hertha Berlin or the dead end?

JRA did not take long to enter



disaster class

of transfer window management.

Affected with the cruciate ligaments of the knee like Memphis Depay, the former Angevin found a way to balance his discomfort on his playing time with Rudi Garcia from September 1.

Strong for a 22-year-old player who signed a huge contract and had his first season truncated by his injury and the interruption of the championship caused by the Covid-19.

The Team: "Jeff Reine-Adélaïde does not rule out staying at Olympique Lyonnais"

Lyon supporters:

- Winamax Sport (@WinamaxSport) October 2, 2020

What is especially funny is to force his departure when Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay are more than announced starters, which predicted a major role in Lyon for the international hopefuls.

Finally, as his wish to join Rennes and a certain Florian Maurice was unsuccessful, JRA plans to stay at OL, where Aouar or even Depay will still be Lyon all season and where AC Milan's Brazilian Lucas Paqueta has been recruited in his sector of play.

It's hard to do things better backwards.

His only option to start on Monday would be the Hertha Berlin.

After having already slammed 25 million euros on Lucas Tousart, the ambitious German club could make another proud candle for OL, with an equally tidy sum.

“Apparently, Jeff didn't agree with Hertha Berlin,” says Juninho.

If an agreement comes, he will leave on Monday.

If he stays there, I hope he has the personality to prove on the pitch that he is capable of doing everything he said in the press.

“And bim, a small tackle in passing to convince him a little more to leave Lyon after a very short year and two goals scored.

Joachim Andersen, what way out?

The Danish international has seen Sinaly Diomande go past him for two weeks as number 3 in the hierarchy of Lyon central defenders.

A finding that encourages more than ever the biggest transfer of OL (30 million euros bonus included) to look elsewhere.

The names of Valence, Torino and now Fulham come back regularly concerning Joachim Andersen, one of Florian Maurice's major failures for the Lyon club.

Provided that OL avoid selling their player off, only one year after his arrival, we say to ourselves that a transfer would be a win-win here as its adaptation is delicate.

"Sometimes you have to take a step back in your career in order to take three steps forward later."

@ 20Minutes takes a look at the delicate situation of Joachim Andersen at @OL, who could leave before the end of the transfer window.


- Jérémy Laugier (@JeremyLaugier) September 25, 2020

Mattia De Sciglio, the reinforcement requested by Garcia

Last winter, Mattia De Sciglio's arrival at PSG in exchange for Layvin Kurzawa seemed to be in place.

This Monday, the versatile side of Juventus should yet pose with the Lyon jersey.

“It is a request from Rudi on Friday for a side who can play on both sides, which was not expected, confirms Juninho.

We are making efforts to give him the player.

We are in fairly advanced discussions, it is not 100% sure but it could happen on Monday.


Djamel Benlamri, the ultimate surprise?

The name of this 30-year-old Algerian international unknown, who plays in Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia), did not appear until Sunday evening.

This track not confirmed by Juninho would respond to the possible departure of Joachim Andersen and the fear evoked by Rudi Garcia of a serious shoulder injury for Marcelo, forced to leave Sunday against OM.

According to Téléfoot, Djamel Benlamri, reigning African champion and having never played in a European championship, would even have arrived last night in Lyon.


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