OL and LOSC in battle for a nugget from Kosovo

Published Thursday 014 January 2022 at 21: In : Mercato

Through Alexis Rose

Looking for a new winger during this winter transfer window, Olympique Lyonnais and Lille OSC ticked the name of Edon Zhegrova, a young Kosovar striker from FC Basel.

The name of Edon Zhegrova surely does not speak to the general public, given that the career of the striker of 22 years has not yet taken off at a very high level. But in the microcosm of European football, the profile of the Kosovo international is well known to recruiters, especially in France. Indeed, according to information from Foot Mercato, Edon Zhegrova is currently in the sights of two French clubs during this winter market: the

and LOSC. Author of four goals and six assists in 014 matches this season in the FC Basel jersey, the former Genk player actually caught the eye of OL’s recruitment cell.

Lille ahead of Lyon in the Edon Zhegrova case

In search of at least one percussion winger to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season, Peter Bosz appreciates the profile of Zhegrova, who is represented by the brother of the Lyon striker Xherdan Shaqiri. This should facilitate negotiations between the two parties. But nothing is won for Lyon in this case. Already because Basel will not let go of its left-hander so easily. But also and above all because OL will have to face competition from Lille during the next discussions. In order to compensate for the departure of Jonathan Ikoné to Fiorentina, LOSC has therefore set its sights on Kosovar. The Mastiffs would even be “in pole position” to try to revive Zhegrova, who has not yet confirmed the high hopes placed in him since his debut with the pros. Maybe he will have this chance in France, in Lille or in Lyon.

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