Amid recent subpar performances and a time on the sidelines, Lyon are willing to let youngster Rayan Cherki leave the club in January for just €10 million.
Following Foot Mercato’s revelation that Olympique Lyonnais have given Rayan Cherki (20) the green light to depart in January, L’Équipe has reported that the club is willing to accept as little as €10 million to facilitate the departure of their academy product.
Might Cherki emerge as a cost-effective acquisition during the winter transfer window? Despite maintaining an impressive performance record with the France U21 team, Lyon forward encounters challenges in reproducing that level of success at the club level. His ability to earn the confidence of consecutive managers has been lacking, and Fabio Grosso, his former manager, went so far as to label him as “not special.”
Cherki faced particularly harsh criticism for his performance against Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday. As Lyon aims to bolster their budget for an upcoming January reconstruction to avoid relegation, Rayan Cherki is considered a valuable asset. L’Équipe reports that OL was willing to consider selling him during the summer, but no suitable offers materialized.
Nevertheless, as January approaches and with only 18 months left on his contract, Cherki might be available for a transfer fee ranging between €10-15 million. Foot Mercato reports that, at the moment, no clubs have expressed interest, despite West Ham United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing interest in the playmaker during the summer.