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This summer, Olympique Lyonnais is reaching a turning point in its history. Indeed, the shares of Pathé and IDG Capital will be sold (respectively 19.36% and 19.85%), enough to give rise to many desires, especially from American businessmen. Recently, the daily the team announced advanced negotiations with Foster Gillett, the former owner of Liverpool. But he would be far from the only one interested in these shares. Indeed, another American businessman by the name of John Textor recently declared his intention to invest in Les Gones. Today the media Bloomberg which outlines its ambitions.
Umtiti waits for a sign
According to media information confirmed by RMC, Textor could invest 90 million euros in the transfer window as well as the development of OL Academy. In addition, we learn that he would pay three euros per share to become one of the key shareholders of the OL group, which already has shares in Botafogo, Crystal Palace or Molenbeek. While Gillett did not provide sufficient evidence to win the battle according to the radio site, Textor was more solid and would also have been attracted by the basketball project of the Lyon project with the presence of Tony Parker.
At the same time, we learn a little more about the upcoming transfer window in the Rhône, with information from the newspaper Mundo Deportivo. According to the Catalan daily, Samuel Umtiti, in great difficulty with e Barça, is still waiting for a sign from his training team, and would say he is ready to make a financial effort to find Groupama Stadium, the return of Alexandre Lacazette only confirming his intentions. It remains to be seen how much FC Barcelona are asking for the French defender, recently extended until 2026 in Catalonia. Currently, its market value is estimated at two million euros according to the site Transfermarktfar from the 70 million after the World Cup.