OL: John Textor threatened, the transfer of Jeffinho degenerates

During the winter transfer window, John Textor finalized the transfer of Jeffinho to OL from another of his clubs, Botafogo.

Olympique Lyonnais paid 12 million euros to the Brazilian club for the transfer of Jeffinho, a 23-year-old Brazilian winger totally unknown in Europe. Unfortunately for Lyon and for their coach Laurent Blanc, Jeffinho arrived at OL in bad shape and with a minor muscle injury. This week against Grenoble in the Coupe de France, the former Botafogo feufolet celebrated his first tenure with Les Gones by scoring his first goal in France. After 45 very convincing minutes, Jeffinho unfortunately left with an injury. But overall, the first steps of the Brazilian are encouraging and suggest that OL made no mistake in recruiting him. On the Botafogo side, on the other hand, we bitterly regret that John Textor sent one of the best players from the Brazilian club to prioritize Lyon.

Jeffinho’s transfer does not go through to Brazil

This transfer earned the new owner of Olympique Lyonnais death threats from Brazil. “When I went to Rio, I was treated like a king. Everywhere I go. But because of a transfer (Jeffinho to Lyon), I had to change my phone number. You have no idea how quickly things can change” regretted John Textor in the columns of the Financial Times, specifying then that he had received death threats on the telephone. It will be understood, the departure of Jeffinho is a real pain for the supporters of Botafogo, which is rather likely to reassure the supporters of OL. Despite the doubts about him, Jeffinho has everything he needs for the Rhone club, which needed speed and technique in the attacking sector. Everything that the former Botafogo winger seems to be able to bring.

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