Chelsea-OL agreement for the transfer of Malo Gusto!


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At 19, Malo Gusto didn’t hesitate long when the opportunity arose. Embarking on a new difficult season with Olympique Lyonnais, the young right-back quickly said yes when the Blues came knocking on his door. Apart from the possibility of joining a European great, the Frenchman knows he has the opportunity to play due to Reece James’ injury. But still had to convince OL to let go of their player.

On paper, Chelsea had several strengths. As well as the player’s desire to join them, the Londoners knew that Gusto had not discussed an extension for a contract ending in 2024, so time was their best ally. The 2021 European champions then took action with increasingly strong offers. We also revealed to you that the last one would fluctuate between 30 and 40 M€. For their part, OL did not ultimately show themselves closed to a sale, but sought to recover their player on loan to end the season.

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This afternoon, Laurent Blanc however announced in a press conference that he had received the assurance of his leaders that Rayan Cherki and Malo Gusto were going to stay in Lyon until the end of the season. “As soon as I lose players that I want to keep, I don’t like it. We want to keep our best players. Afterwards, if they are approached by big teams with proposals that make your head spin, you have to understand that. But you have to be pragmatic and show authority. I had guarantees, my managers told me that the two would finish the season with Lyon. »

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Well, if we play on words, the leaders of Lyon have kept their word. RMC Sports and The Team announce in chorus that Chelsea and Olympique Lyonnais have reached an agreement for the transfer of the French defender. The financial terms have not filtered, but the two media ensure that Gusto will be immediately loaned to Les Gones until the end of the season.

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