OL: A legend collapses in the transfer window

Léo Dubois flew to Turkey to sign for Galatasaray. A transfer that surprises in the circle of OL.

If AS Monaco breaks all records for its ability to sell its players for crazy sums, Olympique Lyonnais is considered a club capable of selling its major players very well. For years, this has allowed the Rhone club to finance itself and this summer again, the departures of Lucas Paqueta or Houssem Aouar are possible, and could cause very good cash inflows, even if the sporting loss is undeniable. As far as good sales or cash inflows are concerned, we will have to forget the Léo Dubois file. The OL right-back arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday evening and was warmly welcomed by Galatasaray fans. He is preparing to pass his medical examination and to sign his new contract. The former Nantes player leaves OL by the back door, victim of the vindictiveness of the supporters which prevents any common desire to continue the adventure. His level of play did not meet expectations either, when he was captain and lost his starting place to the profile of Malo Gusto.

4 million euros gone?

But for a French international who still has two years of contract, the 3 million euros that Olympique Lyonnais will recover seem ridiculously low at Progrès. The local newspaper is surprised to see that Jean-Michel Aulas let slip a 27-year-old player for such a small sum. ” A sum of 3 million euros has been announced. But the man became international when he arrived between Rhône and Saône, was captain despite everything, and the sum of 3 million seems strangely low. Full-backs aren’t highly rated, they say. Perhaps, but some sources indicate that Léo Dubois would be valued more at 7-8 million than at 3 “, explains Christian Lanier, the journalist of Progrès, for whom OL has for once failed in its reputation and sold Léo Dubois very badly if the figures were to be confirmed.

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