Olympique Lyonnais have officially announced the signing of ESTAC Troyes striker Mama Baldé (27) on a €2m loan with a €6m option to make the move permanent.
The 27-year-old Guinea-Bissau international was arguably the Aubois side’s best player last season. Unfortunately, his 12 goals and four assists were not enough to save the City Football Group-owned Troyes from a Ligue 2 relegation.
Lyon were in the market for an experienced striker in order to provide competition for returning hero Alexandre Lacazette, who notched a remarkable 27 Ligue 1 goals last season. The former Arsenal forward will miss the next two league games through suspension. Meanwhile, Lyon are looking to offload struggling Swedish striker Amin Sarr to Wolfsburg in what would be a €15m deal. Les Gones will reportedly now focus their attention on the signing of a defensive midfielder during the final days of the summer transfer window, which closes on Friday.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval