Oumar Solet has taken off. Two years ago, in the summer of 2020, the player trained at Stade Lavallois left Olympique Lyonnais. A club where his potential seduced but where he never really had a chance at the highest level in the end. It was therefore time for the defender to leave the Rhone nest and spread his wings. Direction Salzburg. The Austrian team paid “€4.5 million, to which may be added a maximum of €4 million in incentives as well as a 15% incentive on any future capital gain” as OL had specified in a press release.
A new start in a new country and a new championship which did not really scare the young man. Asked by SoFoot last February, he explained: “Going abroad allows you to get out of your comfort zone. It didn’t scare me, on the contrary: it made me grow and even evolve. I started to learn German, I’ve been here for a year and a half and I think I already speak well. When you leave, you also discover how people think, a new atmosphere, a new culture. Here, for example, there is the importance of the common objective, a karma specific to this team. Footballistically, these are new principles, new bases..
Bundesliga and Serie A clubs are interested
Handicapped by an injury (8 starts in 12 matches in all competitions), he had to hang on his first year. “I arrived there still injured from the crusaders, so the first few months, I worked a lot with a physical trainer and the medical staff. I was a little behind the others, but I came back well afterwards. The first season, I didn’t play a lot, but I was able to take part in a few Europa League matches and in particular this round of 16 against Villarreal. This is perhaps the first difference: it is that today, I play a lot more than in Lyon. I progressed technically, tactically, mentally after this injury. I had taken a little morale hit when I arrived in this state in Salzburg, but today I think I have grown up. I’m ready to give it all”.
And he gave a lot this 2021-22 season. Holder 25 times in 27 appearances in all competitions, Oumar Solet, author of a goal, has continued to gain momentum. He had a good exercise, which was particularly to his advantage in the Champions League. A competition where he muzzled a certain Robert Lewandowski in the group stage against Bayern Munich. For all these reasons, the 22-year-old, who will not force a departure, is attracting attention today. According to our information, teams from the Bundesliga (Germany) and Serie A (Italy) are seduced by his profile and have taken the temperature. As announced by the transalpine press, the Torino is well on the way and has made progress on the file. But there is currently no agreement. Especially since Salzburg is claiming between 12 and 15 M€ for Oumar Solet. A player who could therefore bring big money to the Austrians but also to OL, which has a 15% incentive on any capital gain.