OL ‍: The verdict is in, the DNCG expects more from Textor


By: Manu Tournoux

Following the dreaded passage of Olympique Lyonnais this Wednesday, the DNCG has not yet given the green light to the American John Textor. The financial policeman of French football is waiting for additional guarantees from the Rhone owner.

The first verdict has fallen for Olympique Lyonnais. After its audition on Wednesday, the Rhone club has not yet received the green light from the DNCG. The National Directorate of Management Control placed the recent seventh in Ligue 1 in ” stay of proceedings pending further information from the club “. In other words, the owner John Textor will have to provide additional guarantees to reassure the financial policeman of French football. Remember that the DNCG had asked the American for a payment of 60 million euros in order to rebalance the accounts of Olympique Lyonnais.

We must believe that the arguments presented by John Textor seemed insufficient. To achieve balance, the businessman did not rely on the transfer market. Or at least not primarily. Unlike former president Jean-Michel Aulas, who provided significant revenue through the sale of players, the new majority shareholder refuses to transfer the majority of its best elements. The objective is to maintain a competitive workforce for next season in order to allow coach Laurent Blanc to find a European Cup as soon as possible.

The DNCG condemns Sochaux

These sporting ambitions should not, however, prevent Olympique Lyonnais from concluding the transfer of central defender Castello Lukeba to RB Leipzig in the coming weeks. In any case, the situation could have been much worse for the Gones. The DNCG, which took no action concerning the Girondins de Bordeaux on Wednesday, on the other hand hit hard on the file of Sochaux, officially relegated to National after its season ended in ninth place in Ligue 2.

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