He arrived at OL in July 2019 as the most expensive rookie in the club's history (24 million euros, plus 6 million euros in bonus).

Two years later, the Danish international Joachim Andersen already leaves Lyon in a certain anonymity.

Blame it on a delicate first season, between physical glitches and lack of confidence on the part of Rudi Garcia, who preferred the duo Denayer-Marcelo in central defense.

The fault is also a second year much better, but spent on loan to Fulham in the Premier League.

See you soon, Joachim 👊 # CPFC |

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- Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) July 28, 2021

Author of a total of 35 matches (2 goals) in the OL jersey, the 25-year-old has chosen to continue his career in England.

The Crystal Palace club, now coached by Patrick Vieira, has indeed formalized his transfer on Wednesday.

In view of its disappointing performances in France, Lyon limits the financial damage after its huge investment desired in 2019 by Florian Maurice.

Joachim Andersen, who had three years of contract left, has thus committed to Crystal Palace for 17.5 million euros, plus 2.5 million euros in possible bonuses, and an incentive of 12.5% ​​on a possible future capital gain.

On his Instagram account, the former Sampdoria player insisted on “wishing only the best” to OL: “I learned a lot here alongside all my teammates and fans, it helped me to grow as a player and as a person ”.

This expected transfer, two weeks after that of Melvin Bard in Nice, should be followed by other movements driven by Juninho to balance a workforce lacking certainty on the positions of full-backs and winger, or even center-forward.


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