Pathé Ciss should have joined Olympique Lyonnais this winter, but the operation turned into a fiasco and could not be done. The boss of Rayo explains.
More stuck than ever in the middle of the table in the league with a sad tenth place occupied after twenty-one days, Olympique Lyonnais tried to strengthen its ranks during the winter transfer window. A lot of departures and some arrivalsbut above all a last-minute mess that prevented Pathé Ciss from leaving Rayo Vallecano to join the Gones. A fiasco explained by the management of the Spanish club.
As relayed The Team this Thursday in his columns, Raul Martin Presa, president of the club reacted to information reported Tuesday evening by the sports site. He resumed operations. ” The first offer of €4 million from Lyon reached us at 7:00 p.m., he explains. We couldn’t sell a very important player for us at that price (…). “According to the leader, the negotiations have started” around 10 p.m. » and an agreement was reached at 10:45 p.m. for a transfer of €7 million with a bonus of €5 million. And if everything went wrong, it would only be because of a French specificity.
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« As the French market closes one hour before all of Europe, at 11 p.m. instead of midnight, we did not have enough time to send the documents (…). “As for the spat evoked by The Team between Pathé Ciss and him, he denied it altogether. ” There was never any altercation, insults or the intervention of security personnel between the player and me. The sports daily indicates for its part that it maintains its initial version of the facts.