Lyon President: “Florentino Perez will sign a French striker”

O.L.’s president Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken to RMC about Real Madrid market: “I’ve spoken with Florentino Perez recently, and I think Real want to sign a French striker of great level”.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas slams Paris Saint-Germain pursuit of £500m Barcelona star Neymar as ‘risky’ and bad for French football. “I’m not sure if it’s positive for the French football economy, if that’s the case,” he told RMC.

“As an economic analyst, I look at what this investment represents. It is more than €500m (£447m) over five years. When we try to create positive dynamics, with added value but also of economic equilibrium, we think that it is very risky. It seems to me that we are not in a coherent economic logic for the French championship. We are not in England with nearly €3billion (£2.6bn) in revenue for TV rights… But we are in liberal economy, everyone is free to do what they want”.