OL and LOSC in battle for a Kosovo nugget

Looking for a new winger during this winter transfer window, Olympique Lyonnais and Lille OSC have ticked the name of Edon Zhegrova, a young Kosovar striker from FC Basel.

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The name Edon Zhegrova surely does not speak to the general public, considering that the career of the 22-year-old striker has not yet taken off at the very top level. But in the microcosm of European football, the profile of the Kosovar international is well known to recruiters, especially in France. Indeed, according to information from Foot Mercato, Edon Zhegrova is currently in the sights of two French clubs during this winter market: OL and LOSC. Author of four goals and six assists in 15 games this season in the FC Basel jersey, the former player from Genk has actually caught the eye of the OL recruiting unit.

Lille in front of Lyon in the Edon Zhegrova case

Looking for at least one percussion winger to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season, Peter Bosz appreciates the profile of Zhegrova, who is represented by the brother of Lyon striker Xherdan Shaqiri. This should facilitate negotiations between the two parties. But nothing is won for Lyon in this case. Already because Basel will not let go of its left-hander so easily. But also and above all because OL will have to face competition from Lille during the next discussions. In order to compensate for Jonathan Ikoné’s departure from Fiorentina, the LOSC has therefore set its sights on the Kosovar. Mastiffs would even be «In pole position» to try to revive Zhegrova, who has yet to confirm the high hopes placed in him since his debut in the pros. Maybe he will have this chance in France, Lille or Lyon.

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