It is in 24 hours that Olympique Lyonnais must change ownership. And this Wednesday, John Textor has a decisive first meeting with the financial police of French professional football.
While the whole world turns its gaze to Qatar where the World Cup begins on Sunday, on the side of Lyon the news of the club of Jean-Michel Aulas still arouses enormous interest. Because after two postponements, it is this Thursday that the sale of OL Groupe to John Textor must be formalized…or forgotten definitively. On the side of Olympique Lyonnais, things are clear, either the American billionaire buys the club by Thursday evening, or we will move on and John Textor will have to compensate the club financially.OL. On both sides, we are very optimistic about a happy ending to this operation, even if we will have to wait for the documents to be signed in order to celebrate the entry into a new era for the Rhone team. This Wednesday, a first step should allow to know more.
Textor and the DNCG, last step for OL
The closing of the sale of OL is tomorrow, Textor must pass the DNCG today and we have very, very few trends that emerge. This suspense is still not very reassuring.
— Charly M. (@SeriousCharly) November 16, 2022
Indeed, in accordance with the timing decided by OL Groupe and Eagle Football, it is this Wednesday that John Textor will present his financial plan for Olympique Lyonnais to the National Management Control Department. As announced last week, a videoconference is planned between the American businessman and the financial police of football. The latter must validate the operation negotiated for a long time between Jean-Michel Aulas, Pathé, ING and Eagle Football, and according to Olympique-et-Lyonnais, there is no real fear of this passage in the face of the DNCG. We’re just going to wait for the white smoke above Groupama Stadium…or not.