Foot OL – End of the match, Diego Moreira set up Chelsea for OL – Olympique Lyonnais

Loaned without a purchase option by Chelsea, Diego Moreira arrived at Olympique Lyonnais in the final hours of the summer transfer window. The Blues winger didn’t even have time to think about the offer received, having just finished a match with his team.

The arrival of Diego Moreira Olympique Lyonnais was a surprise for everyone. Until the last hours of the transfer window, this operation had absolutely not leaked to the media. It must be said that owner John Textor negotiated the deal discreetly with agent Jorge Mendes. For his part, the winger loaned without purchase option by Chelsea became aware of the interest from Rhone at the very end of the market. At this precise moment, the Portuguese Espoirs international was far from imagining an express departure.

« I had a match with Chelsea that eveningsaid Diego Moreira in an interview with OL Play. I was on the field, we had just finished a match. We were going to thank the fans who came to see the match. A person from Chelsea came to see me, and she said to me “you can come quickly, you have to sign your loan at Lyon”. I wondered if that was true. I saw a lot of calls on my phone so it happened in the last minutes of the transfer window. »

Bad taste to validate

« I knew that Lyon had shown an interest in me. The decision was very easy. I didn’t think twice, I said yes directly and I am very happy with this decision. Malo Gusto told me very good things about the city and the club. Lyon is a very big club, it’s a club that I know with many good players who have come through here. I think it will be something good for my progression in professional football », announced the former Benfica talent, eager to have his percussion qualities admired.

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