Lyon Wiretap

Tottenham Sign Tanguy Ndombele In $70 Million Move

Jul 2, 2019 1:14 PM

Tottenham officially signed Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record transfer fee of $70 million.

The 22-year-old has also signed a six-year contract with Tottenham.

Ndombele's dribbling ability from midfield has drawn comparisons to Mousa Dembele. 

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Tags: Lyon, Tottenham Hotspur, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Officially Announce Ferland Mendy Signing

Jun 12, 2019 7:17 PM

Ferland Mendy was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player.

His signing was held up as Real Madrid doctors wanted to take a second look at his physical.

Lyon and Real Madrid agreed to a $54 million transfer fee. Mendy is signed through the 2025 season. 

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Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Official Transfer

Ferland Mendy Undergoing Second Medical At Real Madrid For Hip

Jun 9, 2019 3:08 PM

Real Madrid doctors are having a second look at Ferland Mendy's hip, delaying his official signing announcement.

The new medical will take place on June 12th following a France match.

Mendy was one of Zinedine Zidane's first signings this summer.

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Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Injury, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Buy Ferland Mendy From Lyon For $63M

Jun 7, 2019 3:48 PM

Real Madrid have agreed to sign Ferland Mendy from Lyon for €55 million ($63 million).

Zinedine Zidane had identified Mendy as Real Madrid's future left-back. Juventus and Manchester United also had interest in Mendy.

The arrival of Mendy will raise further doubt about the future of Marcelo.

Dermot Corrigan/ESPN

Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Close To Agreement With Ferland Mendy

Jun 4, 2019 5:46 PM

Ferland Mendy is on the verge of joining Real Madrid for $56 million.

Mendy has reportedly signed a contract with the club through 2025. 

The 21-year-old left back will provide competition to Marcelo.

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Tags: Real Madrid, Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Juninho Pernambucano Named Sporting Director At Lyon

May 29, 2019 7:36 PM

Juninho Pernambucano was unveiled as the new sporting director of Lyon.

Juninho played 8 seasons at the club, where he was known for his free kicks.

The club also unveiled Sylvinho as their new manager.


Tags: Lyon, IQ

Real Madrid Targeting Ferland Mendy

May 29, 2019 7:29 PM

Real Madrid are reportedly looking to sign Ferland Mendy.

Lyon value Mendy at $55.6 million, although Real Madrid will look to bring that number down.

Juventus and Barcelona are also said to be interested in Mendy.

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Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Ferland Mendy Open To Transfer Move This Summer

May 16, 2019 10:49 AM

Ferland Mendy's agent revealed that the left-back is open to a transfer move away from Lyon.

"Mendy has been the protagonist of Lyon's great season, he is only 23 years old, he made his debut with France and now he is at the centre of the transfer window. Half the teams in Europe want him, quality defenders are an increasingly rare product. Think of Lucas Hernandez, who has moved to Bayern Munich for 80 million euros, Mendy is even more complete: he is effective in dribbling and crossing. He is the French Marcelo when he attacks, but in defense he can be compared to Alex Sandro or Chivu of years gone by. He is left-footed, but he also has a good right foot whch allows him to cut inside," said Ynan Le Mee.'

The 23-year-old is valued as highly as $56 million in the transfer market.


Tags: Lyon, Transfer Rumor

Zidane Monitoring 15-Year-Old Lyon Striker

May 14, 2019 8:29 PM

Zinedine Zidane is said to be looking at 15-year-old striker Mathis Rayan Cherki from Lyon, according to a paper in Algeria.

Cherki became the youngest player to score in the UEFA Youth League this season.

Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas is determined to keep the striker in France. 

"He's a hugely talented boy and with a family who love Olympique Lyon and we are a club that can offer him his earliest professional debut".

Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Linked With Ferland Mendy

May 11, 2019 12:03 PM

Lyon left back Ferland Mendy has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Madrid has sent two club executives to France to establish contact with Lyon.

Mendy is valued at just above $50 million. 

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Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Jose Mourinho Interested In Ligue 1 Move
Rumors have linked Mourinho to potential openings with Monaco and Lyon.


Barcelona Advances To UCL Quarters With 5-1 Win Over Lyon
Lionel Messi scored two goals in the match.

RealGM Staff Report

Nabil Fekir: Lyon Have Nothing To Lose
Fekir said that Lyon should be inspired by unexpected results from other ties in the round of 16.

Football Espana

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona Not Thinking About What Happened Last Year
Valverde said that Barcelona will not be haunted by Roma's comeback in last season's Champions League.

Irish Examiner

Bruno Genesio: Lyon Need To Play Perfect Match Versus Barcelona
Genesio added that Lyon will not man-mark Messi.

Football Espana

Lyon Hand PSG First Loss Of Ligue 1 Season
Tuchel added afterwards that he remains confident in his team despite losing Neymar and Marco Verratti.

Alex Fisher/Goal

Memphis Depay Wants Transfer To 'Top-Level Club' In Summer
Depay stated he wants to play for a top-5 club, including Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea, Barcelona, City, or Bayern.

Sky Sports

Liverpool-Bayern Headline Round Of 16 Draw For Champions League
The Round of 16 ties have been drawn for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.

RealGM Staff Report

Who's In The Champions League Last 16
PSG, Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto, Bayern, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus won their groups.

The Guardian

2018-19 Champions League Group Stage Draw Results
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United with Juventus in Group H.


Real Madrid Signs Mariano Diaz, Gives Him Cristiano's No. 7 Shirt
Real Madrid has agreed to a $35 million deal to sign Mariano Diaz back from Lyon.

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Arsenal-Milan Headlines Last-16 Of Europa League
Arsenal have drawn AC Milan in the last-16 round of the Europa League while Atletico Madrid will play Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Guardian

Arsenal Signs Alexandre Lacazette From Lyon For $68.1M
Alexandre Lacazette entered the Lyon academy as a 12-year-old for the 03-04 season.

The Guardian

Arsenal Finalizing Club Record Transfer For Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette is expected to travel to London on Monday to finalise the deal, which is set to eclipse the £42m Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Mattias Karen/ESPN

Lyon, West Ham Interested In Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud is believed to prefer remaining with Arsenal despite his lack of regular playing time.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Arsenal Close To Club Record $56M Transfer For Alexandre Lacazette
The transfer would beat the £42.5 million fee Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Lyon Not Sure What's Next For Alexandre Lacazette
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says the collapse of Alexandre Lacazette's move to Atletico Madrid is "good and bad news" for his club.

Ian Holyman/ESPN

Alexandre Lacazette Confirms He'll Leave Lyon
Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he will leave Lyon this summer and hinted his destination could be Atletico Madrid.

Ian Holyman/ESPN

Alexandre Lacazette Confirms He'd Like To Leave Lyon
Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he would like to leave Lyon in the summer and talked about joining Barcelona.

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Lyon Close To Buying Memphis Depay From United For $18M
The fee would represent nearly a 50 percent loss after United paid PSV Eindhoven €34 million for Depay in May of 2015.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian