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OL will go under the American flag. Son of a former owner of Liverpool, Foster Gillett should become the majority shareholder of the Lyon club. In office since 1987, Jean-Michel Aulas should retain his position as president for a few more years. But what should we expect on the banks of the Rhône this summer?
A page will turnOL. The Lyon club is preparing to welcome new investors. An old wish Jean-Michel Aulas who wishes to take a step back after 35 years of good and loyal service. In all likelihood, the formation should soon pass under the American flag. Son of a former owner of Liverpool, Foster Gillett would be on the verge of becoming the majority shareholder of the club. As indicated by The Team, he should recover the shares of Pathe (19.36%), ofIDG (19.85), but also part of those of Aulas. The deal could reach 600M€ according to the sports daily. ” There are several investors, the press release is clear. If the press says it’s Forster Gillet, it’s because someone has spoken. But to say that he is in front… that is not the case. We are in money time. I intend to conclude the subject on June 23 » announced the president of theOL this Thursday. But behind the scenes Gillett would have taken over John Textor, co-owner of Crystal Palace, but also on Iconic Sports, an Italian-Californian investment fund. Thanks to this transfer of power, OL are acquiring new financial resources and could well play spoilsport during the next transfer session.
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OL want to regain their identity
As announced by The Team, Foster Gillett seems ambitious. Eager to make an impression, he would be ready to invest massively this summer. For the moment, there is no question of recruiting world-class players. After recent disappointing seasons, theOL would like to get back to basics, to its lost Lyon identity. The return ofAlexandre Lacazette is a clear sign of a return to basics for the club, which also hopes to record the return of Corentin Tolisso. ” I can confirm that contact has been made. He is in a different context. We cannot move forward because the contact has been established for less time and there are other considerations ” said Aulas. In private, the midfielder talks about his desire to return to Lyons, to pick up the thread of a career disrupted by several injuries. According to information from RMC Sports, the backbone of the team should be made up of players from the Lyon region. After extending anthony lopes and Maxence CaqueretI’OL hopes to register the signature of Rayan Cherki, watched by several cadors. Nor is it a question of separating from Malo Gusto and of Castello Lukebavery appreciated within the formation.
Here are the other tracks activated by the Lyon board
Obviously, theOL does not intend to rely only on elements passed by its training center. Recruitment Officer, Bruno Cheyrou chained trips to observe the performances of several players. The leader’s priority would be to find a midfielder and a left-back capable of ensuring the succession of Tanguy Ndombele and D’Emerson, back in England. To replace the player Chelsea, Peter Bosch would have whispered to his superiors the names of Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord) and D’Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar). Two files, which would be on stand-by. Indeed, theOL must sell before advancing on these two players. Track Ridvan Yilmaz (Besiktas)more accessible, could be favored by Cheyrou, who has visited Turkey many times. In midfield, the names of Moussa Sissoko (Watford) andyou Jordan Veretout (AS Roma) are cited, but they would not be unanimous. On the contrary, Heat, arrived from Ukraine, managed to convince the current management. So much so that its extension would be one of the priorities of Lyon decision-makers, ready to experience an eventful summer.