Numerous European clubs are interested in one of the best player of Lille’s champion generation and it looks like Lille’s pearls will be settled across the Old Continent over the summer. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan was the first to "burn", and after only a year in the north of France, Sven Botman could leave and fill Lille's coffers well.
Bringing Sven Botman was marked as a priority, and his name was underlined with a marker several times. In Atalanta, they believe that the figure of 20,000,000 euros could satisfy Lille, on whose account 15,500,000 euros have already been deposited.
And big sales are yet to come. Atalanta showed interest in Sven Botman during the winter transfer window. But he is not the only one. The English giants put the Dutch defender in their notebook, he is closely followed by Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so Atalanta wants to put pressure on him and finish the job as soon as possible.
It is clear that Lille will collect a large amount of money from the transfer of Sven Botman, continue with large outgoing transfers, and charge the right estimate many times over. Sven Botman arrived in Lille last summer for only 8,000,000 euros from the young team of Ajax and soon became the leader of the last line of Lille, and one of the best defenders in the French championship and the most deserving for Lille winning the fifth French title.
The only question is whether the mentioned figure of 20,000,000 euros will satisfy the leaders of Lille because they are aware in Lille that they do not have to hurry anywhere and that in time the interest in Botman could heat up.
Lille has collected over 300,000,000 euros in the previous three and a half seasons, and in addition to Sven Botman, the golden players of Lille are Jonathan David, Timothy Weah, Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikone, Yusuf Yazici, Bouabakary Soumare, Zeki Celik and Renato Sanchez.
Lille has shown many times in the last ten years how good scouting they have and how successful their players are. It is certain that a couple of players will leave this generation who will simply get better conditions in bigger clubs and will hardly resist such invitations.
Lille will continue as before, look for talents and make them players, and then take a lot of money. As long as it works for them, there is no reason for them to stop doing it.