The current state of Olympique Lyonnais (OL) in Ligue 1 has sparked worry among fans, as the team finds itself at the bottom of the league. The coming winter transfer window may offer a glimmer of hope for improvement.
The team's recent defeat against LOSC at their home ground, the Groupama Stadium, has done little to assuage concerns. Furthermore, a challenging line-up of games awaits OL, with matches against Lens and Marseille on the horizon.
An eagerly anticipated meeting with the DNCG is scheduled for Tuesday. The outcome of this meeting is expected to have a significant impact on OL's financial capabilities for the winter transfer market. The necessity for impactful decisions during this period is evident.
Interest in Baptiste Santamaria
The recruitment team at OL, led by director Matthieu Louis-Jean, has shown interest in Stade Rennais player, Baptiste Santamaria. Despite a previous unsuccessful attempt by OL to secure Santamaria during the end of the summer transfer window, Santamaria is still considered a priority by the team.
Santamaria's situation at Stade Rennais has evolved, with increased competition casting doubt on the player's future at the club. Santamaria's contract is due to end in June 2025 and he is estimated to be worth around €12 million. However, Rennes may be willing to release him for a lesser sum considering his playing time.
Fabio Grosso’s Uncertain Future
The future of Fabio Grosso at OL remains uncertain, adding to the list of concerns for the team. As the upcoming meeting with the DNCG on Tuesday looms, the financial capabilities of OL and their ability to make strategic decisions in the winter transfer market will be evaluated.