A player tears up the OL youth card

Trained in Laval, Oumar Solet thought he could prove himself in the jersey of Olympique Lyonnais. But it was ultimately in the RedBull galaxy that he had a blast, more precisely in the Salzburg jersey.

Among the many players who have moved to Lyon, Oumar Solet will not leave a huge mark, even if OL thought they were making a good move by picking up the defender at Stade Lavallois. At 23 years old, and with only 68 minutes of play in the Lyon jersey in Ligue 1, the player agreed in 2020 to leave the Rhone club to join RB Salzburg, OL pocketing 4.5 million euros in the process. . Looking back on this two-year stint at Olympique Lyonnais, Omar Solet confides on FootMercato that he has difficulty understanding the way in which the club of Jean-Michel Aulas and now of John Textor manages young players, while the OL has always had the reputation of being a club that trusts the nuggets.

Soulet regrets OL’s choices

For Oumar Solet, all this must now be put into the past, even if the defender of the Austrian club does not want to get involved in Lyon’s choices. โ€œ I don’t want to criticize or say bad things about the way we manage young people at Olympique Lyonnais. That’s not my goal. Lyon is a club that encourages young people to play. That’s what I thought when I arrived. But there are other parameters that we cannot control. There is one thing that is certain, however, and that is that OL have lost a lot of good, young players. It’s a bit disappointing for a club which has trained a lot of young people. So it’s a shame to part with it. When I was there, it was crowded. It wasn’t easy to have your place on the field, not like today. When I tell you that there were very good young people, I’m not lying. There are several in my generation like Pierre Kalulu, who plays for AC Milan, Amine Gouiri, Melvin Bard. I also include myself in it. We were a young generation who were at OL and who really aspired to succeed. I think we would have had a good generation at OL ยป, admits, on the specialized site, the native of Melun, who above all hopes that Lyon will get out of the current mess and not plunge into Ligue 2. Oumar Solet has regrets, but is not resentful, which can be understand since for his part he plays the Champions League with RB Salzburg.

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