Euro United have reported that Director of Football Marcel Brands and Head of Recruitment Gretar Steinsson were in attendance of Olympique Lyonnais’ Ligue 1 clash with LOSC Lille on Sunday, with eyes fixed on a £63million-rated duo.
Les Gones pair Lucas Tousart and Memphis Depay are said to have been the players of interest, although the French defensive midfielder failed to make an appearance as Christophe Galtier’s second-placed Lille held Bruno Genesio’s men to a 2-2 draw.
Former Manchester United forward Depay did feature against Les Dogues, though, with his assist paving the way for Martin Terrier to open the scoring in the eleventh minute.
The £45million-rated Dutchman would go on to record a further six key passes and take three shots on Mike Maignan’s goal, but could not stretch his ten goal tally for the season across all competitions – the 46-cap international has also assisted 14 goals.
While he did not feature on Sunday, £18m-rated Tousart has made 39 club appearances this term, in which he has scored and assisted once – his joint best record for a single campaign with Lyon.
As Euro United have only reported our attendance at the Lyon Olympic Stadium on a scouting basis, whether the seven-time Ligue 1 winners are open to selling either of Depay or Tousart remains to be seen.
The French outlet also claimed that AS Roma, Juventus and Atletico Madrid were in attendance as Les Gones were held to a 2-2 draw, although who Atleti or Juve had eyes on was not noted.
What was noted, though, was that the Giallorossi were not at the Ligue 1 encounter to observe Depay or Tousart, but rather Maxwell Cornet and Lille winger Jonathan Bamba.