Rivals on the ground, Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille can also be rivals internally, at the transfer window. While the two cadors of the French Championship have worked to increase their workforce this summer, rumors have not been lacking lately. In search of a new winger, the two Olympiques are currently monitoring an interesting lead which was revealed in Belgium last season, on the side of Royal Antwerp.
Manuel Benson (25), the versatile winger from Antwerp, had scored six goals and delivered eight assists during the last exercise, under the orders of Brian Priske. And according to the latest information from The last hour, Benson would be followed closely by OM and OL, who have already made inquiries about him. However, several foreign clubs would also be on the spot: in the Premier League, but also on the German side, at Schalke 04.
Manuel Benson on the way out
Also according to the Belgian media, the 25-year-old winger would like to try a new challenge for the coming season. Marc Overmars, the new sporting director of Antwerp, arrived from Ajax Amsterdam, would not have decided to offer an extension to the player, who arrives in his last year of contract. An interesting track and at a price that should be reasonable for the two Ligue 1 clubs.
Olympique Lyonnais, which has just formalized on Monday that it is in exclusive negotiations to find a new majority shareholder, should be active on the transfer market. If Alexandre Lacazette has already formalized his return to his training club until 2025, Olympique de Marseille is still working on his side to announce a first recruit this summer. The Marseille club could also strike a blow if the Alexis Sanchez file manages to be finalized.