OL: Aulas gives a new lesson to Europe, it’s strong

OL are still going through a very complicated season in sporting terms. Laurent Blanc’s men are in a very disappointing eighth place after 15 contested days.

World Cup obliges, OL will be able to take stock of their start to the season. And the account is far from there for the Gones. The departure of Peter Bosz had the merit of reviving certain players, previously put aside. And if we thought that the arrival of Laurent Blanc would quickly bring convincing results, this is not the case. At the end of the 15th day of Ligue 1, OL are only eighth in the standings, 10 points behind Stade Rennais, third. A record far from Lyon’s ambitions. The club of Jean-Michel Aulas aspires to play the first places and to compete in the European Cup each season. Because if the sports field is at stake, it is also the case economically. For the moment, OL is nevertheless limiting damage…

Aulas, the masterstroke for OL

These last few years, which have been marked by the Covid and the Mediapro fiasco, have not done the business of Ligue 1 clubs. OL have not escaped this. However, the Gones are doing what is necessary to present balanced balance sheets. In its weekly report, the Football Observatory, the CIES, looked into the accounts of Olympique Lyonnais. It appears that with a positive balance of 282 million euros since 2013, the Rhone club ranks just second behind Lille in the five major championships. It’s very simple, since 2013, OL have bought for 441 million euros on the transfer market and sold for 723 million euros. Among OL’s notable sales, we can note those of Lucas Paqueta, Bruno Guimaraes, Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso. Note that another French club ranks on the podium of the ranking made by the CIES. This is AS Monaco. Good news therefore for Ligue 1, clever when it comes to selling its nuggets.

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