Malacia says yes to OL, Feyenoord spoils everything
In search of a left-back at the mercato, OL has set its sights on Tyrell Malacia, the great Dutch hope of Feyenoord.
Excellent with the Dutch club against Marseille in the semi-final of Europa League Conference, Tyrell Malacia is a left-back highly appreciated by the Rhone coach Peter Bosz. The Dutch coach of Olympique Lyonnais has told Jean-Michel Aulas and Bruno Cheyrou that the Feyenoord defender is his priority to compensate for the return of Emerson on loan at Chelsea. For several weeks, Lyon has been negotiating with Feyenoord for the transfer of Tyrell Malacia. But the least we can say is that the unfortunate finalist of the Europa Conference League is difficult in business. According to information from Le Progrès, the price has been set at more than 10 million euros for the transfer of Tyrell Malacia, who has told his leaders of his desire to leave.
The 22-year-old from Rotterdam wants to discover a new challenge and has given his agreement in principle to Peter Bosz to join him at Olympique Lyonnais. An important element for Jean-Michel Aulas in this case, but which does not yet make the difference. Feyenoord is inflexible and wants to raise the stakes. The Dutch club is aware of the high value of its defender on the transfer market thanks to its excellent European campaign. Therefore, the Dutch leaders are convinced that they will receive other offers in the coming weeks. A dangerous game for OL, which could see the price of Malacia soar in the coming days. The priority for Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot will be to close the file as soon as possible, before English clubs -for example- come forward with means highly superior to those of OL. Despite the strong desire of Peter Bosz to recruit Tyrell Malacia, the Rhone club does not want to exceed the bar of 10 million euros including bonus.