Two Brazilians are part of the list of the 10 most expensive signings of Nantes new coach

The upcoming winter might bring further opportunities for Gourvennec to enhance his squad's strength.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2023-12-01 14:28:51

Football players’ value play a crucial role in shaping a team’s destiny. It is usually measured in monetary terms and is one of the factors that keep players motivated in the game. And as we have seen over the years, the higher the player’s compensation, they higher their value.

Jocelyn Gourvennec, the seasoned 51-year-old coach from Brittany, recently listed his the top most expensive signing in CV. This list has players from Cameroon, Serbia France, with two Brazilians making it to the list.


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Notably, Gourvennec’s top 10 most expensive recruits showcase his influence on player acquisitions. Among them, defensive midfielder Amadou Onana holds the prime position.

The cumulative value of these ten players stands at €59.6 million, akin to the price paid by Losc for the fullback Gabriel Gudmundsson, who remains with the club today.

Without much ado, let’s look at the 10 most expensive signings on Jocelyn Gourvennec’s CV:

1. Amadou Onana (Cameroonian, from Hamburg SV to Losc) = €12.6 million

2. Nicolas de Préville (French, from Losc to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €8 million

3. Jonathan Cafu (Brazilian, from Ludogorets to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €7.5 million

4. Edon Zhegrova (Kosovar, from FC Basel to Losc) = €7 million

5. Gabriel Gudmundsson (Swedish, from FC Groningen to Losc) = €6 million

6. Otávio (Brazilian, from Athletico Paranaense to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €5 million

7. Youssouf Sabaly (Senegalese, from Paris SG to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €4 million

8. Lukas Lerager (Danish, from SV Zulte Waregem to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €3.5 million

9. Younousse Sankharé (Senegalese, from Losc to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €3 million

10. Vukasin Jovanovic (Serbian, from Zenit Saint-Petersburg to Girondins de Bordeaux) = €3 million

Who is Jocelyn Gourvennec?

Gourvennec’s coaching history includes tenures at clubs like Losc, Girondins de Bordeaux, and En avant Guingamp in Ligue 2. The richest experience came at Losc, where he contributed to their championship and Champions League endeavors. Now leading FC Nantes, he anticipates potential reinforcements in the winter transfer market.

He swiftly stepped into the spotlight at FC Nantes, replacing Pierre Aristouy, who was sidelined at midday. Gourvennec’s contract extends until the season’s end, with an optional additional year.