Lyon have finalised a €24 million deal for the FC Porto forward Lisandro Lopez. The record breaking deal is the largest in club history, and will see the Portuguese striker at STADE MUNICIPAL DE GERLAND for a five year contract.
“Lisandro Lopez today signed a professional contract with Lyon for a duration of five years, having passed the traditional medical necessary for the completion of the transfer,” read a statement from the Lyon official club website.
The immeadiate replacement for French international star, and now Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was a no-brainer. I must say Lopez may get the job done.
My only question is whats going on in Porto? They are just selling off stars like crazy! Who is gonna be next to go? I hear almost every year that huge clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona are always interested in star winger Hulk. When I heard of Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford I immeadiately thought of Hulk as his replacement, but I was fooled. Now Bruno Alves to Chelsea? The defender has recently said that there has been intrest from Chelsea and he wouldn’t mind a move to the blues.
I’m sure the Portuguese champions are sitting on a mountain of cash after selling off stars like Lopez and Gonzalez to Lyon and Marseille.
So where is that money going to be put to use? I just hope this doesn’t keep FC Porto from another long run in the Chamipons League this season. Last years run was very un-expected as well as entertaining.