Having had five preparatory matches since July 9, Lyon are beginning to see the points they need to work on in particular, as well as the shortfalls they will have to try to fill before the end of the transfer window. At the end of Saturday night’s loss to Anderlecht (3-0), Jones’ coach made it clear that his team had to find a goalkeeper. The solution may present itself, In a deal with Real Betis.
The Spanish club, which some media say is interested in Houssem Al-Aawar, has what it takes to satisfy Lyon’s desires. To sign Al-Awar without spending much, Pettis had the idea to include William Carvalho in the ‘deal’. An option that could satisfy Peter Boss because the thirty-year-old Portugal international has the coveted profile, one that reminds little of his compatriot Danilo Pereira, with a little more speed.
Bosz places an order
In the meantime, Peter Boss could replace Thiago Mendes in this famous No.6 seeded position, but the Dutch coach remains determined to leave him in the center of defence. Passionate about playing in 4-3-3, Bosz analyzed the situation in the comments quoted by L’Équipe: “If we want to continue playing in 4-3-3 with only one six, then yes we are looking for a goalkeeper,[…] We desperately need a second player to develop in this position“.