In the process of being sold to wealthy foreign investors, Olympique Lyonnais does not plan to make a big announcement before the end of this week. Proof that discussions are continuing within the Rhone club.
Everyone knows it, a small half of the shares of Olympique Lyonnais are for sale following the departures of Pathé and IDG, two of the main investors of Les Gones in recent seasons. If Jean-Michel Aulas will retain his position as president at the end of this takeover, he will no longer be the majority shareholder knowing that the future buyer will have 40% of the shares of OL. A sale that will take place in the summer, but not right away. Because if the board of directors of OL Groupe did indeed hold an important meeting this Thursday, it will not prove decisive for the rest of the events, according to information from Progrès. “OL Groupe did indeed hold a board meeting this Thursday afternoon with the sale of the club on the agenda. But OL will not publish any press release at the end of this CA. This is a sign that the discussions are continuing.can we read on the site of the Rhone newspaper this Thursday evening.
Advantage Foster Gillett?
“According to our information, OL will not publish any press release at the end of this CA. This is a sign that discussions are continuing.” #LT (Progress)
— OL+ (@OL__Plus) June 16, 2022
Anyway, the identity of the future buyer of OL will probably be known before the end of the month, knowing that Jean-Michel Aulas has set a deadline for June 23, i.e. in a week. At present, Foster Gillett would hold the rope to redeem the shares released by Pathé and IDG. The offer of the American businessman being located around 600 million euros, few competitors will present themselves. But Iconic Sports should not be left out of the race, since the investment fund already involved in the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, is still in the running to land in French football. In any case, the management of Lyon will experience an eventful week, knowing that a page for OL will turn at the same time as this takeover.