Having passed through OM without making a significant impact before exploding in Turkey, Yusuf Sari is on Lyon’s radar as the winter transfer window approaches.
With 2 goals and 7 assists for Adana Demirspor since the start of the season, 25-year-old Yusuf Sari is among the standout players in the Turkish league. Having been with OM from 2017 to 2019, the winger couldn’t establish himself in Provence and left the club for the modest sum of €250,000 in July four years ago. After an exile in Turkey, he might return to France, as per RMC‘s information, with two Ligue 1 clubs keenly interested in his profile.
Olympique Lyonnais and Toulouse aim to take advantage of the precarious situation of Adana Demirspor, currently in default since the start of the season, to acquire Yusuf Sari. Ranked fifth in the league, Adana Demirspor won’t be in a strong bargaining position in the upcoming transfer window. Therefore, Lyon and Toulouse seek to capitalize on this and have engaged in an intense battle for the Turkish winger in recent days.
Yusuf Sari, a €5 million transfer for OL?
The profile of this potential recruit is surprising for Lyon, which needs experienced players and significant reinforcements to help the Rhône club stay in Ligue 1. However, the new sporting director, David Friio, may have seen obvious qualities in Yusuf Sari to make him one of his preferred options to strengthen the right-wing position in Lyon. In this position, OL already has similar players such as Cherki, Moreira, and Nuamah. The transfer of Yusuf Sari could reportedly be concluded for around €5 million, according to RMC.