Jérôme Boateng keeps Issa Diop away from OL

In search of a central defender for next season, Olympique Lyonnais is studying in particular the track leading to Issa Diop. But before moving forward in discussions with the West Ham player, the Rhone club must push Jérôme Boateng towards the exit.

Thanks to the funds soon injected by its new boss John Textor, Olympique Lyonnais will move up a gear on the transfer market. Several positions will be reinforced, including the central hinge where Jason Denayer will go free. The club still managed by Jean-Michel Aulas is therefore working on many tracks. And is particularly interested in the French Issa Diop who shines in the jersey of West Ham. But before moving forward on this file, Olympique Lyonnais must clean up and push Jérôme Boateng towards the exit, warns Foot Mercato.

Boateng did not close any doors

The central defender recruited last summer has not at all met expectations on the pitch. In addition, his comfortable salary weighs on the finances, at least as much as his behavior within the group. All these parameters probably explain why Jérôme Boateng already opened the door to a departure last month. ” My future ? We will certainly meet this summer, we will discuss and see what happens next.confided the German to the local media Sky. But for now, I have a contract in Lyon and I normally go on vacation this summer. »

I will then return for the resumption of training “, he concluded. If the former Bayern Munich player does not oppose a separation, coach Peter Bosz seemed convinced to be able to revive him. ” Jérôme Boateng had the same problem as me at the beginning. It’s been 30 years since I spoke French every dayjustified the Dutchman contacted by Le Progrès. Jérôme came after me, it was not easy. If he does a good preparation, he can have a good second season. “Proof that opinions are not unanimous on the central defender under contract until 2023.

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