Mbappe and Johann Lepenant (Photo by Sameer Al-DOUMY / AFP)
Made aware of OL’s intentions on Johann Lepenant, SM Caen will not sit idly by. The Norman club gave the young midfielder an exit voucher but set its conditions.
Between theLO and John Lepenant, everything is already tied up? In recent days, the rumor of an agreement between the Lyon club and the young Caen midfielder has appeared without anything being formalized. It must be said that OL must above all find common ground with the SM Caen because Lepenant is still under contract until 2023. The U20 international is mainly in the sights of other clubs likeAtletico de Madrid and despite the exit voucher granted by the Norman club, the buying club will have to respect a few wishes. Among those highlighted by Olivier Pickeuthe president of the SMC, the loan of Johann Lepenant to his training club next season.
“We assumed that we would let Johann Lepenant leave. We spoke with the shareholders and with Stéphane Moulin to say that we allowed Jo ‘the possibility of leaving. I’m only thinking of finding a big club for him, sized for the Champions League, so that this club can lend him to us for another year, said the former sports director of Angers in a podcast for We Are Malherbe. Would Lyon be able to do it? I’m thinking more of other clubs. Today, it’s not tied up with Lyon. It is necessary to take into account the wish of the player, the salary negotiation and the negotiation related to the dry transfer. Lots of unresolved issues. Today, I am not aligned with the various proposals.”
While the arrival of Lepenant Al’LO seemed to be in no doubt for many, the Stade Malherbe de Caen does not intend to let it go for its nugget. With the Lyon club without Europe next season, the discussions could be more complicated than complicated.