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The OL will pass under the American flag. The son of a former Liverpool owner, Foster Gillett is expected to become the majority shareholder of the Lyon club. Jean-Michel Aulas has been in office since 1987 and is expected to remain president for a few more years. But what to expect on the banks of the Rhone this summer?
A page will turn atOL. The Lyon club is preparing to welcome new investors. An old wish of Jean-Michel Aulas, who wants to take a step back after 35 years of good and loyal service. In all likelihood, the formation is expected to move under the US flag soon. Son of a former owner of Liverpool, Foster Gillett would be on the verge of becoming a majority shareholder in the club. As indicated by The Team, it should recover the shares of Pathé (19.36%), ofIDG (19.85), but also some of those ofClassrooms. The deal could reach € 600m according to the sports daily. « There are several investors, the statement is clear. If the press says it’s Forster Gillet, it’s because someone has spoken. But to say he’s in front … that’s not the case. We are in the money time. I intend to conclude 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, theOL equips itself with new financial means and could well play tricks on the next transfer session.
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OL wants to regain its identity
As announced by The Team, Foster Gillett is ambitious. Eager to make headlines, he would be willing to invest heavily this summer. For now, there is no question of recruiting world class players. After the last disappointing seasons, theOL would like to return to the essentials, to his lost Lyonnais identity. The return ofAlexandre Lacazette is the obvious sign of a return to the sources for the club, which also hopes to record the return of Corentin Tolisso. « I can confirm that contact has been made. It is in a different context. We can’t move forward because the contact has been established for less time and there are other considerations. “ said Classrooms. In private, the midfielder mentions his desire to return to Lyon, to resume the thread of a career disrupted by several injuries. According to information from RMC Sport, the backbone of the team should be made up of players from the Lyon area. After prolonging Anthony Lopes et Maxence CaquerettheOL hopes to save the signature of Rayan Cherki, monitored by several cadores. There is also no question of separating from Bad Taste and of Lukeba Castlemuch appreciated in the training.
These are the other tracks activated by the Lyon board
Obviously, theOL does not intend to rely solely on elements of its training center. Recruitment Officer, Bruno Cheyrou chained the trips to observe the performances of several players. The priority of the leader would be to find a midfielder and a left winger capable of ensuring the succession of Tanguy Ndombélé andEmerson, back in England. To replace the player of Chelsea, Peter Bosz would have blown to his superiors the names of Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord) andOwen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar). Two files, which would be on standby. Indeed, theOL must sell before advancing on these two players. The track Ridvan Yilmaz (Besiktas)more accessible, could be favored by Cheyrou, who has traveled to Turkey many times. In the middle of the field, the names of Moussa Sissoko (Watford) et Jordan Veretout (AS Roma) are cited, but they would not be unanimous. On the contrary, Tetê, arrived from Ukraine, managed to convince the current leadership. So much so that its extension would be one of the priorities of Lyon’s decision-makers, ready to live a busy summer.