Over the last few hours, Layvin Kurzawa had reportedly agreed to join Olympique Lyonnais, but the discussions on wages could be the turning point that sees this deal fall through.
Unlike the Galatasaray SK deal that Kurzawa nixed because he didn’t want to play in Turkey, RMC Sport reported that the 28-year-old left-back had agreed to join Lyon. However, the financial aspects of a deal could see it fall.
L’Equipe debunks the reports that Kurzawa had agreed to join Lyon and states that the club’s leaders consider the pursuit of Kurzawa a complex situation.
Furthermore, they had that if they have reached out to PSG or Kurzawa’s representatives, they have not come to an agreement with either of them.
The main obstacle is Kurzawa’s salary. The left-back is under contract with the capital club until 2024 and receives nearly €700,000 a month. These wages are double what the Lyon leaders would offer him, so Les Gones are ready to exercise other options.
Lyon is also expressing interest in Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, who has now become their primary target.