At only 19 years old, Malo Gusto chose to discover one of the best clubs in the world. The Lyonnais responded to Chelsea’s sirens. Last winter, OL sold their young defender to London, before the latter finished the season in Ligue 1.
“I prefer to be discovered over time rather than being exposed directly,” swears Malo Gusto in the columns of L’Equipe. I don't fear it at all (being in the light), I am quite prepared for it. Afterwards, whether it happens or not, it’s destiny.”
Arriving in London a few weeks after celebrating his 20th birthday, the international hopeful ensures that he maintains his usual lifestyle despite a new salary. “The dangers are loneliness, no longer having the value of money and meeting people,” promises the young man. It can be hard. What keeps me grounded is that I was really raised like that. I always had the value of money or the personal worth of everyone. This is what, I think, means that I am not in the stereotype of the new footballer who changes his life. And when things are a little less good, I try to turn off my mind to refocus on the essentials.”
However, at only 20 years old, Malo Gusto no longer recognizes himself in today's world of football. “At the very beginning, it was a dream, a parallel world. Now that I'm a little into it, I'm starting to see the bad sides. It doesn't necessarily fit with my values. But once I've told you that, I won't spit on the world of football because it allows me today to make my family proud. And live a life I’ve always dreamed of.”