As announced last October, Olympique Lyonnais were to register the signatures of goalkeeper Lucas Perri and central defender Adryelson. But John Textor denied this agreement.
John Textor seemed likely to keep his promise. After the defeat in Reims (2-0) on October 1, the owner of Olympique Lyonnais had announced winter recruitment to revive his team. And we learned a few days later, via the Brazilian press, that goalkeeper Lucas Perri and central defender Adryelson were preparing to leave Botafogo for the Ligue 1 side. A trend confirmed by Globo this Friday. Indeed, the two 25-year-old Brazilians were announced to be very close to signing up with Les Gones, and nothing seemed likely to stop this beautiful story, OL and Brazil having a long shared history.
True, @OL will increase its investment in SA, Africa and USA. Also true, players from around the world will compete (directly or while loaned-out) for our 4 international spots. The rest of this story (such as transfer values) is speculation. https://t.co/SyYoSrFdDh
— John Textor (@_JohnTextor_) November 18, 2023
The double operation, estimated at 20 million euros (bonus included), would no longer depend on simple exchanges of documents between the two departments. Lucas Perri and Adryelson could therefore be Lyonnais next January, to the delight of John Textor who did not have to struggle on this issue. The source indicated that the owner of Olympique Lyonnais and Botafogo had himself taken matters into his own hands to conclude the deal. It seems that the American negotiated with himself, except that on social networks John Textor denied that the deal was already done. Referring to the article in question, the OL boss indicated that if Lyon will indeed strengthen itself by investing in different markets, the case of the two Brazilian players was a pure ” speculation “. Enough to dampen the general enthusiasm among Olympique Lyonnais supporters who already thought they would have two luxury reinforcements in January 2024.