Lepenant’s first words

After goalkeeper Rémy Riou and striker Alexandre Lacazette, Olympique Lyonnais formalized the arrival of Johann Lepenant on Wednesday. The young French midfielder from Stade Malherbe de Caen has signed a contract until June 2027 with Les Gones.

A deal of 4.25 million excluding bonuses

Passed under the American flag after its takeover by billionaire John Textor, the Olympique Lyonnais 2022-2023 version is starting to take shape. This Wednesday, the Rhone club announced the arrival of its third reinforcement from the summer transfer window. After the experienced goalkeeper Rémy Riou and the confirmation of the return of striker Alexandre Lacazette, the Gones have recorded the recruitment of Johann Lepenant, expected for several days.

34 Ligue 2 matches

A defector from Stade Malherbe de Caen, a Ligue 2 formation, the young French midfielder has signed a five-year contract with the club based at Groupama Stadium, ie until June 2027. As detailed in a press release , Olympique Lyonnais paid the sum of 4.25 million euros for the native of Granville, plus 2.5 million euros in bonuses and a 10% incentive on any future capital gain. Brought to take his first steps in the elite after only two seasons played on the lower level, Johann Lepenant is coming out of a very good 2021-2022 exercise at the Michel-d’Ornano stadium with 34 league games.

“It is an immense pride”

Pending his presentation to the media, the neo-Lyonnais delivered his first impressions of his presence in the workforce trained by Peter Bosz, in a message written on his account. Twitter. “It’s official, I’m now an OL player. It is an immense pride to be able to join this team and to access Ligue 1. Thank you to the President and his staff for the trust. Can’t wait to start this new adventure!”, did he declare. Accompanied by Jean-Michel Aulas at the time of his signing, Johann Lepenant enters a new dimension.

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