Botafogo winger Jeffinho undergoes Lyon medical

Brazilian Botafogo winger Jeffinho (23) is currently undergoing his medical with his new club Lyon, according to OL head coach Laurent Blanc. In his pre-game press conference, attended by Foot Mercato, the 1998 World Cup winner with France confirmed that the 23-year-old will strengthen the Rhône outfit pending completion of his medical.

Jeffinho played for Botafogo, a club owned by none other than new American Lyon owner John Textor. The Brazilian left-winger has scored two goals and registered three assists in 24 league games with Botafogo.

Blanc stated that Jeffinho won’t be available for tomorrow’s home match against relegation-battling Brest after picking up a small injury. Jeffinho is expected to be Lyon’s last attacking reinforcement this January transfer window after the signing of Swedish Heerenveen striker Amin Sarr (21).

Blanc has announced that Swede and Chelsea-bound Malo Gusto would both be available tomorrow against the Brittany outfit. The right-back did not make the squad that won at Ajaccio last Sunday because he was undergoing his medical with the West London outfit.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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