Report: European outfit demand £8.6m for manager; Everton and Tottenham linked with a move
Lille are playing hardball with Christophe Galtier over a proposed exit from the club, according to L’Equipe.
The Ligue 1 champions were said to have agreed to let the Frenchman leave this summer. Galtier’s entourage thought the coach would be allowed an easy exit from the outfit.
However, Lille and Olivier Létang don’t see the situation in the same light as the 54-year-old. As a result, the outfit are demanding €10m (£8.6m) for their coach.
Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the figure.
Recent reports have claimed that the Blues have made the coach their number one target.
The north London giants have also been linked, and, failed in pursuit of Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.
TBR View: Galtier would be perfect for both clubs but Lille hardball an issue
The appointment of the coach would be a perfect move from both Everton and Tottenham.
However, it seems as though Lille are willing to play hardball over any move for Galtier.
It proves no surprise given how influential the figure has been on Les Douges.
His implementation of attacking football and influence on the young players in the squad were sensational.
Former Lille player Nicolas Pepe heaped praise on the manager following the side’s 5-1 thrashing of PSG. The Ivorian claimed he and his ex-teammates followed Galtier’s tactical orders to the letter.
It’s a display of the respect commanded by the coach when he manages his players.
Is £8m too much for a manager? The two clubs have wasted more money in the transfer market in years goneby, so, why not use it for an astute manager?
After what occurred last campaign, there needs to be an authoritative figure at the helm for both Everton and Tottenham.
Galtier can work wonders and would be a brilliant choice, even if it takes a lot of money.
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