At the end of his contract with FC Nantes, Randal Kolo Muani refused approaches from Olympique Lyonnais.
If his rating exploded in his last words, to the point that he was targeted by Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich, Randal Kolo Muani was already a coveted player a year ago, at the time of the end of his contract with FC Nantes.
Before joining Eintracht Frankfurt, the native of Bondy was also announced on the side of AC Milan, Olympique de Marseille or Olympique Lyonnais. The Rhone club really tried its luck, as Juninho told RMC.
“He didn’t want to come, it’s the truthexplains the former sporting director of Les Gones. He chose Frankfurt. I spoke once with him and several times with his agent who is also very nice. In Germany, some players have point bonuses. Some players can earn 20 or 30% more if they play this or that game. I think that also weighed. »
Juninho is not however surprised by the trajectory of Kolo Muani, who explodes late, at 24 years old. “It didn’t go as fast as that, notes the Brazilian. In the 2020-2021 season, he played 41 games for ten goals. And his last season he scored 13 goals in 41 games. He has gained momentum since his time at Boulogne-sur-Mer (on loan during the 2019-2020 season, editor’s note). People were asking questions. But some players get to that level later than others and there. You have to be attentive with the scouts, the people who go to see the matches, call people to find out if he likes to work. There are several things to do. I think he would have been very good at OL, everyone wanted him at the club but at the time he didn’t want to come. »