In search of a left side in the transfer window, OL made Nicolas Tagliafico their priority, but struggled to conclude the signing of the Argentinian.
After letting Tyrell Malacia slip away at Manchester United, will Olympique Lyonnais win the Nicolas Tagliafico case? The question still arises, despite the agreement reached almost two weeks ago between OL and Ajax Amsterdam for a transfer of up to 4 million euros. Bruno Cheyrou thought he had done the hardest part by traveling in person to Argentina in order to convince Nicolas Tagliafico, who was rather receptive to the speech of the Lyon leader. But according to information from the Dutch media Voetbal International, the left side of Ajax Amsterdam has still not made a final decision to the Rhone decision-makers, which has the gift of annoying them. Faced with the hesitation of Nicolas Tagliafico, OL took the bull by the horns and gave an ultimatum to the player of the Argentine selection.
OL impose an ultimatum on Tagliafico
Irritated by the attitude of Nicolas Tagliafico, who is keeping OL’s offer in mind but who is hoping for a proposal from a Premier League or La Liga club, the club chaired by Jean-Michel Aulas told the player and its representatives that they had until this weekend to render their decision. Without a response from Nicolas Tagliafico after the deadline on Sunday, Olympique Lyonnais could abandon this track permanently. Which would still be quite a blow for Peter Bosz, who imagined himself with Tyrell Malacia in his squad and who had found a luxury plan B with Nicolas Tagliafico. If this second track were to fail, the OL coach could tense up. It remains to know the backup plans of Lyon, which has activated a “big” track to fill the possible refusal of Tagliafico according to Foot Mercato. In recent days, the name of Quentin Merlin (FC Nantes) has circulated a lot, but the Canaries demand at least 10 million euros to let go of their French international hopes.