Bruno Guimarães

Bruno Guimarães, who joined Lyon in the January 2020 transfer window from Athletico Paranaense, is one of the most promising Brazilian midfielders of his generation. It cost Lyon just over €22 million to capture the signature of the twenty-two year old, and it’s already beginning to look like a bargain. Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura, to …

Jean Lucas

Olympique Lyonnais paid €8 million to bring Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas to France in 2019, negotiating the deal either side of his twenty-first birthday. He left his homeland as one of the hottest prospects in his generation, but had an underwhelming first season in Lyon. He was originally signed for Lyon by erstwhile manager Sylvinho, …

Houssem Aouar

Houssem Aouar is a product of Olympique Lyonnais’ successful youth system that seems to churn out no end of exciting young talent, especially in the technically adept midfielder mould of which this Frenchman of Algerian descent is a prime example. Aouar was born and raised in Lyon and joined the club as an eleven-year-old in …

Thiago Mendes

Thiago Henrique Mendes Ribeiro, better known simply as Thiago Mendes*, is a Brazilian defensive midfielder who signed for Lyon from Lille for €25 million in the summer of 2019. He was bought to help replace Tanguy Ndombele, who departed for Tottenham that summer. Aged 27 and supposedly approaching the peak of his career, hopes were …