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2020 01 06 Retrieve

[Selling Boubakary Soumare could offer Lille a rapid route to balance their precarious budget, although president Gerard Lopez has made no secret of his belief in the Paris-born player] He’s one of the very best at his job. He’s technical, with incredible physical power and wins a great deal of possession. He’s a modern No.6 or 8. We’ll see him in the France team very soon. He’s a clear vision of where he wants to go and he’s working very hard to get there

[Lopez pointed out, remembering a 2-2 draw in which he excelled] He dominated Ndombele last season. And Ndombele is not just anyone, since he signed for Spurs. Bouba will also go to a big club

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[club president Gerard Lopez quick to praise Boubakary Soumare in an interview] He’s technical, with incredible physical power and wins a great deal of possession. He’s a modern No.6 or 8. We’ll see him in the France team very soon. He’s a clear vision of where he wants to go and he’s working very hard to get there

2020 04 17 Retrieve

[Lille president Gerard Lopez labelled Gabriel Magalhaes an absolute machine] It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers. I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see. I wouldn’t want to say any more as I respect the player too much. The mechanism I have in place, and we saw that work so well with Nico [Nicolas Pepe], is that I have a certain price in mind for a player, and at the end of the day it’s the player’s choice to go and play where he wants to play. That’s the respect that I have for them

I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now. His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, shows that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical. He’s an absolute machine, so to me, he’s well on his way – if not this year – to potentially a really big club. I’m certain he’s on his way to the Brazilian national team at some point. He’s been linked to two clubs in the UK and he’s clearly been linked to other clubs that have either enquired or moved forward with proposals for him, but we’re not in a hurry and we’re not playing right now. The player isn’t on the pitch

2020 04 19 Retrieve

[Lille owner Gerard Lopez has rejected claims that the values of elite players such as Kylian Mbappe will not plummet following the coronavirus pandemic] I think that the price of the best players will not drop because the rich clubs will fight to sign these stars. The upper end of the market – players who have a price of more than €60m or €70m – won’t move too much because there aren’t many players who make up that level. But I don’t think that there will be a mega transfer of €130m or €150m this summer, even if we’re not immune from a surprise.

In fact, Lille have received three definite offers in the last two weeks, including a couple from England. I don’t think that any price drop will penalise the club because we have young players who have a lot of potential and who will be in great demand. Only three or four players will leave, not 10, so this won’t influence our transfer window

2020 04 23 Retrieve

[Ligue 1 club’s president Gerard Lopez describes Gabriel Magalhaes] It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers. I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see. He’s an absolute machine, so to me, he’s well on his way – if not this year – to potentially a really big club. I’m certain he’s on his way to the Brazilian national team at some point. He’s been linked to two clubs in the UK and he’s clearly been linked to other clubs that have either enquired or moved forward with proposals for him, but we’re not in a hurry and we’re not playing right now. The player isn’t on the pitch

2020 05 31 Retrieve

[Gerard Lopez says Lille have ‘multiple offers’ for Premier League-linked Victor Osimhen] There are multiple offers. We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window. There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him

I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them. Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.

2020 06 05 Retrieve

[Lille have received multiple offers for Osimhen having previously rejected interest in the forward during January] There are multiple offers. We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window. There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him