With Enzo Le Fée set to leave for their Breton rivals, Lorient will be looking to hold on to at least one of their midfield creators in Romain Faivre, who spent the second half of last season with Les Merlus on loan from Lyon.
The 24-year-old, who was previously at another Brittany outfit in Brest before making the move to Les Gones, enjoyed an impressive spell of form this spring, bouncing back from some middling performances earlier in the campaign. With Lorient, he scored five goals and registered three assists as Régis Le Bris’ men secured a top-half finish.
According to L’Équipe, talks over a potential permanent move are advancing slowly, and a second offer for Faivre – reported to be set at €11m excluding add-ons – has been turned down by his parent club. Lyon are looking to recoup the €15m they initially spent on the attacking midfielder back in January of 2022, while Faivre himself has agreed on personal terms with Lorient. L’Équipe add that the Bretons were initially considering going through Bournemouth – with whom they share an investor in Bill Foley – to sign him and then loan him in, although that option has now been discarded.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin