More than five years after his departure from Olympique Lyonnais, Mathieu Valbuena could well return to Ligue 1. The attacking midfielder of Olympiakos, under contract until next June, would interest FC Nantes with a view to an arrival in January.
Despite qualifying for the Europa League play-offs against Juventus Turin, Antoine Kombouaré draws a very negative assessment of the first part of the season. His anger after the draw against AC Ajaccio (2-2) on Sunday spoke volumes about his state of mind. “ Today we have 13 points, it’s catastrophic. I am ashamed “, released the coach of FC Nantes, reassembled against his players, and especially lucid as to the ambitions for the end of the season. ” The objective today is to maintainhe warned. You shouldn’t see yourself too handsome. »
Winter transfer window: the management of the FCN would always look towards Olympiakos with an interest in defender Ousseynou Ba (but “expensive” 4M€) and also for Mathieu Valbuena (but injured).
– The prophet of the round ball (@PropheteRond) November 17, 2022
Under these conditions, Antoine Kombouaré would not be against the arrival of one or more recruits. Its leaders seem on the same wavelength since tracks are currently being studied. According to the Twitter account The Prophet of the Ball Round, the current 15th in Ligue 1 looks a lot on the side of Olympiakos. The Nantes would particularly appreciate the central defender Ousseynou Ba (27), even if the price of the Senegalese would reach four million euros. The source also speaks of a more surprising interest in Frenchman Mathieu Valbuena.
Will Kombouaré validate?
At 38, the attacking midfielder enjoys fairly limited playing time and is not spared from injuries. Even if he arrives a few months from the end of his contract, the player passed by Marseille and Lyon may not be unanimous. We know that the Nantes management, apparently at the origin of the Mathieu Valbuena track, and his coach Antoine Kombouaré are having trouble agreeing on recruitment. Again, it would not be surprising if disagreements emerged during the winter transfer window.