Olympique Lyonnais has made it known on several occasions, after having signed several players, the club must now sell several. The Aouar and Dembélé files are particularly sensitive.
Houssem Aouar and Mousse Dembélé have several points in common, including that of playing in the jersey of OL, but they have also entered their last year of contract. A situation which obviously places him in a position of strength against the Lyon leaders, Jean-Michel Aulas and John Textor not having the wish to see these two players leave for zero euros in a season. While Dembélé strongly defended himself from wanting to go to the end of his contract to take a signing bonus in 2023, Aouar is very discreet when for weeks he has been said to be close to Betis Sevilla with the possible arrival of William Carvalho in Lyon as part of this operation. The days pass and we are now just under 4 weeks from the end of the transfer window. And according to Bruno Cheyrou, there is nothing at all about these two players.
Aouar and Dembélé until 2023 in Lyon?
Speaking on the sidelines of Olympique Lyonnais’ victory against AC Ajaccio in the opening match of the Ligue 1 season, the head of OL’s recruitment unit set the record straight concerning Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembélé, even if he does not deny that the Rhone club wishes to find an honorable way out for the two players. ” There is only one year of contract left for Houssem Aouar and like all players in this situation, the question of his future is very open. In the event of an offer, for all these players at the end of their contract in a year, we will think about it, but there has been no offer for the moment. Neither does Moussa Dembélé. Afterwards, there are interests, but between the offers and the interests, there is a small nuance. They are top players and if they stay with us, we will be delighted. If they have other opportunities, we will study what presents itself. “warned Bruno Cheyrou. A position which is clearly strategic at this stage of the transfer window concerning two players in a very specific contractual situation.