OL: The matches are drawn, but the accounts are good

A few days before the probable sale of OL Groupe to John Textor, Jean-Michel Aulas’ club has published its accounts for the first three months of the 2022-2023 season.

It is this Thursday, November 17 that Olympique Lyonnais must change ownership, the deadline for the agreement with John Textor being now fixed and final. But while waiting for this revolution, the club of Jean-Michel Aulas must continue to operate and this is the case rather efficiently if we believe the accounts of OL Groupe published this Monday after the first quarter of the 2022-2023 season (July to September). Despite the absence of a place in a European Cup, the Rhone club presents rising results, even if the payment made within the framework of the commercial operation made by the LFP for the sale of part of the rights tilts the balance. As for Olympique Lyonnais, we are pleased with the financial results, even if things have not gone in the right direction in sporting terms, OL having even dismissed Peter Bosz and appointed Laurent Blanc to replace him, without moment it hasn’t really changed the trajectory for the moment.

OL are doing well financially, sportingly, that’s something else

Without going into details, the ticket office shows an increase of 45%, while Olympique Lyonnais did not have European matches on its program, but TV rights fell by 33% for the same reason. It is in terms of events organized at Groupama Stadium that the increase is spectacular with +176%, concerts having in particular been full during the summer. Add to that, the 16.5 million euros of commercial aid LFP / CVC and inevitably you obtain a largely positive assessment of 23 million for this first quarter. The fact remains that we will now have to manage future expenses, which will include the departure of Peter Bosz, the arrival of Laurent Blanc and his staff, not to mention the winter transfer window which will have to be offensive if OL really want to become a serious candidate for a European place. Not to mention the current sale of OL Groupe to John Textor, which must be finalized…

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