Lyon and Nottingham Forest reach agreement for Orel Mangala for 30M€

According to Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Olympique Lyonnais and Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement for a fee in the region of 30m€ for central midfielder Orel Mangala. 

As reported by GFFN earlier today, the French club had earlier been reported as being interested in a player they believe can help protect a defence that has conceded the second most amount of goals in Ligue 1, and the two clubs quickly came to an agreement on the fee and the finer details of the deal. 

The move is thought to be triggered by Forest’s financial concerns brought about by the Premier League charging the club with a breach of their profitability and sustainability regulations, putting the Midlands club under pressure to sell players. 

The reported €30 million fee is almost triple what Forest had originally paid for the player when he moved to the Premier League side from VfB Stuttgart in 2022, ensuring a healthy profit for the Premier League side and the addition of a versatile midfielder for Lyon in their fight against relegation.

GFFN | Jack McArdle 

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