In France, the transfer window ends this Tuesday evening at midnight. What are the hottest issues to follow?
Will PSG complete a recruit?
For Paris Saint-Germain, the objective was clear during this winter transfer window: degrease before buying. Constrained by financial fair play – after a negative balance of -90 million euros during the last transfer window – the capital club could not splurge. This winter, Luis Campos had an envelope between 15 and 20 million euros. Difficult to find the rare pearl at this price. And if the rumors agitated the stable of Nasser el-Khelaïfi throughout the month of January, the latter was finally very measured. In the direction of departures, only Pablo Sarabia, transferred to Wolverhampton for five million euros, left the club definitively. 19-year-old goalkeeper Mathyas Randriamamy has been loaned to Sète. He should be imitated by Ayman Kari, sent to Lorient, according to The team .
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In the direction of arrivals, no recruits. Tracked to replace Sarabia, Rayan Cherki will remain at Olympique Lyonnais as announced by Jean-Michel Aulas and Laurent Blanc. Desired since last summer, Milan Skriniar could land in the next few hours. The Slovak defender has already announced his arrival in Paris. “It’s true, but I can’t say more at the moment. I’m waiting for an agreement between the clubsexplains the Inter Milan player in his country. If the agreement is reached quickly between the leaders, the 27-year-old could land this winter, otherwise it will be this summer. In attack, two names stand out to replace Pablo Sarabia numerically: Malcom and Johan Bakayoko. The arrival of the Brazilian seems difficult to finalize since Zenit Saint-Petersburg hopes for a dry transfer, which does not help PSG. To strengthen their right lane, the club would also follow 19-year-old PSV Eindhoven striker Johan Bakayoko, according to The team . Despite these many leads, it is not impossible to see no player land in Paris this winter.
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Where will Terem Moffi end up?
Certainly, the winter hit in Ligue 1. Terem Moffi, among the top scorers in the championship with 12 goals, is coveted by two clubs in the championship. And if the Lorient striker took the road to Marseille, he should indeed end up in Nice. Olympian leaders wanted him to come in exchange for Bamba Dieng. The Senegalese has reached Lorient but the Nigerian is – for now – still in Brittany. According to The team et RMC , the second top scorer in Ligue 1 should join OGC Nice, and numerically replace Andy Delort, who left for Nantes. A transfer estimated at 25 million euros + five bonuses. The 23-year-old should commit to four and a half years with the Aiglons. He was absent from training on Monday morning.
Will OM find their big striker?
Marseille was measured during this transfer window. Ruslan Malinovskyi has arrived on loan from Atalanta (with option to buy) and Azzedine Ounahi has settled down. The former Angevin landed for eight million euros. Only, the Marseille club is still limited in front, despite the arrival of the versatile Ukrainian. Above all, Igor Tudor will have to deal with two fewer scorers: Bamba Dieng has gone to Lorient and Luis Suarez has been released. The last name that circulated on the side of the Canebière was that of Vitinha, a young attacker from Braga. Only, the Portuguese club asked for 30 million euros for its striker. A track quickly abandoned by the Olympian leaders, according to Foot Market , which would however be on other files. The arrival of a 9 remains the priority in Marseille.
How many players will arrive in Lyon?
On the side of OL, everything could accelerate in the last hours, as often with the club of Jean-Michel Aulas. At the start of the transfer window, only Dejan Lovren (re) put down his luggage on the Rhône side. Sold to Chelsea this winter, Malo Gusto will remain in Lyon until the end of the season. Meanwhile, Karl Toko Ekambi and Romain Faivre have been loaned out. Tete left. Several players should sign in Lyon in the coming hours. Striker Jeffinho should be loaned from Botafogo, another club in the John Textor galaxy. The arrival of Amin Sarr was formalized on the evening of this Monday. A transfer fee of eleven million euros. “I’ve known OL since I was little. It is one of the biggest French clubs. I am very happy to sign here“Explains Amin Sarr on the club website. Wilson Isidor will not come, after a failure during the medical visit.
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A last recruit in Lorient and Strasbourg?
Lorient and Strasbourg were two clubs which animated the transfer market this winter. In both ways. Two arrivals and a few departures, including that of Dango Ouattara, for the Breton club. But the transfer window is not over for the Hakes. Terem Moffi should join Nice. In the other direction, The team announces the arrivals of Parisian Ayman Kari and Lyonnais Julian Pollersbeck in the form of loans.
The Alsatian club has also been very active with four arrivals, including that on loan from Morgan Sanson, and three departures, including Ludovic Ajorque in Germany. In search of an attacker, Strasbourg should finally turn back. After a busy month of January, the RCSA should have a quieter last day.
Will Boufal leave Angers?
Strong man of Morocco during the last World Cup in Qatar, Sofiane Boufal could leave Angers in the next few hours. His team-mate Azzedine Ouhani has already joined Olympique de Marseille and the 29-year-old is also expected to leave SCO. Before February 1? Therein lies the whole mystery. “He may be leaving us (…) We’re not taking any risks. I prefer to have 100% players“explained the Angevin coach Abdelaziz Bouhazama at the microphone of Premium Video this Sunday.
A surprise rookie in clubs that play maintenance?
Will the clubs at the bottom of the table try a blow in the last hours to breathe new life? Some attackers in particular would be in the sights of these clubs. Alberth Elis was made official by Brest, coming from Bordeaux. For his part, Angers would rush on Ibrahima Niane. According to West France the FC Metz striker is in Maine-et-Loire on Monday and is preparing to strengthen the SCO. The Lorraine Republican also confirm. Finally, according to The team, Auxerre is watching two players to strengthen its attacking sector. Han-Noah Massengo could come on loan from Bristol. AJA are also trying to lure Siriki Dembélé from Bournemouth.
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