Hit hard to leave no room for doubt. While Olympique Lyonnais fell at home on Sunday against Clermont (0-1), Laurent Blanc tried to put out the fire by announcing the possible arrival of a central defender in the workforce. “There will be a central defender, but I don’t know if this arrival is imminent”first declared the Olympic coach after the setback against Clermontois.
If the identity of the player in question has not been revealed, the Dejan Lovren pitch is the most advanced according to the team. Passed by Lyon from 2010 to 2013, the 33-year-old Croatian defender, who currently plays for Zénit Saint-Petersburg, could become the first recruit of the winter transfer window for Les Gones. An important signature, but which should not be the only one according to Laurent Blanc. “We will try to bring players who are able to provide what we lack, but we will not take 6 or 7 players either. We will do what we can. I hope we are not wrong but in any case we will have 90% of the current squad which is good value but with holes.. Air holes that the Olympics will absolutely have to plug to still have a chance to reach European places at the end of the season.