Malo Gusto is a French professional footballer set to make a return to Chelsea after playing for Lyon on a loan, find out more about his brief bio, family, age, height, salary and FIFA 23 rating
Gusto is currently on loan from Chelsea at Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon and plays as a right back.
Footballer Malo Gusto bio, age, height, salary, contract, FIFA 23 rating, stats, transfer news
The signing of Malo Gusto at RB might just present the chance to see Reece James in the midfield.
Keen to see what he can do there at the top level, given he did well there at lower levels a few years ago. pic.twitter.com/8r6tMEtngP
— Tom Overend (@tovers98) May 24, 2023
Malo Gusto is PERFECT competition for Reece James.
The complete modern day Fullback. pic.twitter.com/AbUR4ZYTk3
— ~ (@CFCdruw) May 25, 2023
Gusto is one of the most talented rising prospects in Europe and will be a terrific addition to the Chelsea squad in the upcoming season.
Malo Gusto brief bio and early life
Malo Gusto is a French professional footballer who was born on May 19, 2003 in Décines-Charpieu, France. He is currently on loan from Chelsea at Olympique Lyonnais. At an early age, Gusto was into sports and his father forced him to play rugby back in Villefontaine, Isère. However, Gusto quickly switched to playing football and is now a professional footballer while earning his baccalauréat technologique degree. Interestingly, Gusto’s father was also a rugby player.
Age and height
Malo Gusto is currently 20 years old and stands at a height of 1.79 m.
Malo Gusto Player Salary ; Years. Weekly Salary. Annual Salary. Team ; 2022-2023. £6,450. £335,403. Lyon
Malo Gusto plays as a Full Back for OL and in FIFA 23, Gusto has got a rating of 75 and a potential of 85.
Club career and transfers
Malo Gusto started out his football career, playing at the ASVF before moving on to Bourgoin-Jallieu. After spending a year there, he enrolled in the Olympique Lyonnais academy as part of the under-14 team. There, he played alongside talented youngster like Florent da Silva, Yaya Soumaré, and Rayan Cherki.
Gusto eventually signed a deal with Lyon in December of 2021 and made his professional debut for Olympique Lyonnais in January 24, 2021. He came on as a substitute for Bruno Guimares in the 90th minute of a 5–0 victory over Derby du Rhône rivals Saint-Étienne.
Eventually, the teenage sensation signed a new contract with Lyon in June, to stay until 2024. Gusto became one of Lyon’s most promising new prospects back in the summer 2021 pre-season. He began the 2021/22 campaign as the official replacement for France international Léo Dubois. Gusto soon established himself as OL’s youngest starting defender in Ligue 1 ever since Samuel Umtiti.
Following his heroics, Premier League side Chelsea decided to sign him on a deal until 2030 on 29th January 2023. However, he is set to stay at his former club on loan up until the end of the 2022/2023 season.
Malo Gusto international career
Although Gusto was born in France, his family originally hails from Portugal and Martinique. Gusto began his international career by representing France at the under international level. He first played as a midfielder with the under-16 team then moved to fullback with the under-17 and under-18 teams.
Following the Covid pandemic, Gusto finally got to play for the under-19 team in a friendly in Slovenia. The event featured matches against Russia, Slovakia, and the host nation. Gusto started all three games and played every single minute in each one. He eventually earned the right to wear the captain’s armband as well.
Eventually, Gusto got called up to the under-21 squad on the spot and made his debut with the espoirs on October 8, 2021. He came off the bench to help his side secure a 5-0 victory over Ukraine during the qualifying round for the European Championship.
Malo Gusto playing style
Malo Gusto started out playing as an attacking midfielder or a striker before his present role. He is regarded as a highly nimble and offensively inclined player despite playing as a fullback. While at the Lyon academy, Malo tried out playing a number of various positions on the pitch. These include wide midfielder, advanced playmaker, and right winger.
Gusto eventually chose the right side of the defense, where he makes the most of his remarkable speed and agility. Malo has incredible skill and passing accuracy, which enables him to be decisive in the opponent’s half. Besides his skills, Malo is very athletic and also a very hard-working fullback.
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