Major information has fallen on the sale of Olympique Lyonnais. According to the newspaper The Teamthe future owner of Les Gones should join forces with another American billionaire.
The epilogue on November 17?
Last Monday, theOlympique Lyonnais communicated a new postponement of the sale of the club, originally scheduled for September. “Pathé, IDG Capital and Holnest, OL Groupe and Eagle Football have agreed on (i) the setting of the new date for the completion of the operation on November 17, 2022 and (ii) the intermediate stages for the signing of the final financing documentation in debt and equity (these stages giving rise to the right to termination (without prejudice to other rights) for the benefit of Pathé, IDG, Holnest and OL Groupe if one of these stages is not carried out). ” Despite this umpteenth delay in the process, the one who is expected as the future majority shareholder of the Rhone club has tried to reassure observers and supporters.
By his side in the Premier League
To accelerate the finalization of his takeover, the businessman John Textor would have a plan in mind. According to the newspaper information The Teamthe 57-year-old American would like to join forces with his compatriot Josh Harris, with whom he is already linked at the head of the English club Crystal Palace coached by Frenchman Patrick Vieira. “The next few weeks should allow us to know more precisely John Textor’s round table and to know if Harris is coming immediately with him or if it will be in a second time, as has been rather mentioned in recent weeks in the entourage of the case”details the sports daily, stating that the personal fortune of Josh Harris is up to 5.46 billion euros.
Eighth in Ligue 1 with 17 points, Olympique Lyonnais, now coached by Laurent Blanc, ended their black series by winning in Montpellier (2-1, 12th day), last Saturday. Next Sunday, the teammates of Alexandre Lacazette receive Lille in the epilogue of the 13th day.