Crystal Palace owner set to make Lyon ‘cornerstone’ of his project

American Investor John Textor has taken a controlling stake in French club Olympique Lyonnais, as per an announcement on their official website. Heading up Eagle Football Holdings who made the acquisition, the statement also included a quote from Textor saying that he would make the Lyon the cornerstone of his project.

This is Eagle Football Holdings fourth investment in football clubs, with a 90% stake in Brazilian giants Botafogo and an 80% stake in RWD Molenbeek in Belgium adding to his 40% share in Crystal Palace. The takeover ends a 35-year reign for Jean-Michel Aulas as the owner of…


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