The OL transfer window is bearing fruit for the moment, and going to find Johann Lepenant on the side of SM Caen literally amazed Sidney Govou. And Peter Bosch?
Olympique Lyonnais has as usual decided to strike quickly and hard in its transfer window, to then pass the second layer with the adjustments after the sales and a few weeks of competition. Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso have returned to their training club, for two signings which have occupied all the media space in recent weeks. But OL have also secured the arrival of Johann Lepenant from SM Caen. A young defensive midfielder from Ligue 2, it’s been a long time since Lyon looked into post-training. And for the moment, absolutely no one has to complain about it. Taking advantage of the absence of Maxence Caqueret, the native of Granville was in great demand during the preparation, culminating in his very solid match against Inter Milan last weekend. He should start the season as a starter, and it is perfectly deserved for Sidney Govou.
A problem of rich in the middle?
In his column for Le Progrès, the former OL striker admits that Lepenannt scored big points, and that he could sow doubt in the mind of Peter Bosz if he continues at this level. This even though the midfielder is seen as a substitute in the 11 type at the moment. ” He is impressive. People don’t talk about it, I’m surprised. Good for him, it allows him to evolve in a microcosm. I met him at the Gambardella final, I had heard a lot of good things about him. When we look at the midfield, he was the one who played the most in the friendlies. He is very good. He’s exactly the player he needed in Lyon, the safe bet he lacked. We are not leaving with a star or with a player who still has to learn… He is the one who will start the season. From there to what he upsets the hierarchy and becomes an indisputable holder? When Maxence (Caqueret) and Coco (Tolisso) come back, will he play as much, I don’t know, but we risk being amazed by this player “, delivered Sidney Govou, who knows however that the playing time will be limited this season at OL, for lack of the European Cup.