Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

buaksib oppabet gambling website 2022

Ligue 1

Lyon concede defeat to Man Utd in pursuit of Malacia

Lyon director Vincent Ponsot says “the club’s integrity is more important” than any signing after conceding defeat in his side’s pursuit of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Ligue 1 side Lyon reportedly negotiated a €13million fee for Netherlands international Malacia.

Plus €2m in add-ons, and had hoped to conclude the deal this week.

However, there are reports that Manchester United trumped Lyon with a £14.7m (€17m) offer for the 22-year-old, with an official announcement said to be close.

Speaking at the unveiling of Corentin Tolisso on Friday, Lyon chief Ponsot suggested his side is no longer in the running for Malacia due to the spiralling cost of the transfer.

He said:

“If we don’t have the means to recruit, we can’t bring in players of that level.

“Generally speaking, whatever their love for Lyon might be.

“So it’s not a case of having the means, but I’m going to be very clear.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Lyon concede defeat to Man Utd in pursuit of Malacia

“The institution is always stronger than any player.

“Sometimes there are demands – that’s how it is in the world of football – that can’t be made.

“It’s true that it can sometimes collapse deals, but we want a left-back and we’ll find a good left-back.

“I think the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] is happy to be able to sleep soundly at night and not see the police show up in the morning. Likewise for me.”

Malacia came through Feyenoord’s youth system and played 136 games for the Dutch side.

This includes 50 appearances in all competitions last season.

The 22-year-old, capped five times by his country, is expected to be announced as Erik ten Hag’s first signing as United boss in the coming days.

“I can’t say everything. It’s still not been completed, ask yourself that question,” Ponsot said of interest elsewhere in Malacia.

“He still hasn’t signed, but for us, it’s over. Because the club’s integrity is more important. We’re proud to be working for a club like this.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Lyon concede defeat to Man Utd in pursuit of Malacia

Likewise, for more football news like this, click here.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

Football News

In the return leg of the Europa League semi-final, clash Arsenal held a goalless draw against Villarreal. Unai Emery’s players will play in the...

Football News

Mark Clattenburg was always ‘box office’ as a referee in the Premier League and in Europe, but for the right reasons. Before hanging up...

EPL

Pep Guardiola described his Manchester City players as “legends” after they staged an astonishing fightback to beat Aston Villa and deny Liverpool the Premier...

Football News

According to a Russian outlet Championat report, veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic is West Brom’s target to sign him on a free transfer. Slaven Bilic...

Advertisement