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Jean-Michel Aulas and Juninho on the mercato

Published on 21 January 2020 at 10:48 AM
Le point mercato de Jean-Michel Aulas et Juninho
The OL president and his sporting director gave an update on the winter transfer window during Karl Toko-Ekambi's presentation press conference. The entire conference can be found on OL Play.

Jean-Michel Aulas

"The situation at the end of last year seemed difficult to us. We had to do everything to get back to the highest level and qualify for the Cups. We feel that the team has returned to being itself. We see the emergence of the young players thanks to Juninho and Rudi. Two have shone, but there are others behind them who can gradually be brought into the squad. It doesn't change our outlook. Managing is making the right decisions at the right time. We will continue our investment if possible. But we will adapt it to the requirements of good squad management. We are therefore still interested in the players spotted by Juninho and Florian Maurice. We are also preparing for next season. We will continue to think but we will not make the mistake of accumulating players at the same position which could be self-defeating ... Our players are often mentioned. We want Moussa Dembélé and Lucas Tousart to stay. The latter has received impressive offers. If he were to leave, we would have to replace him before he leaves. But I think they will stay. Now is not the time to weaken. "



"Oumar Solet will be absent through injury for a long time; we have high hopes for him. We are satisfied with the central defenders. Joachim Andersen still needs a little time to adjust. But I'm sure it will end well. I trust him. Bringing in Karl was Rudi Garcia’s priority and it’s not easy to find a defender in the winter transfer window. We will continue to work. "


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