They can't help it. Jean-Michel Aulas and John Textor love to throw barbs at each other, as evidenced once again by the latest statement from the current Lyon president, John Textor.
At the time of the presentation of the new OL coach, the Italian Fabio Grosso, Textor did not fail to react this Monday once again on the Lyon transfer window: “Are we late? The summer transfer window could have gone better if we had not had any restrictions or constraints, said the boss of Olympique Lyonnais about the last transfer market. Of course we have capital. But we were looking more to the past than to the current situation. The club has experienced challenges in recent years. We would of course have liked to have more freedoms during the transfer window, but that was not the case.
Textor once again deplored the restrictions imposed by the DNCG on payroll management and transfer compensation, which according to him have hampered his club's transfer window. For the American businessman, the significant departures recorded this summer (Bradley Barcola for 45 million euros to PSG, Castello Lukeba to Leipzig for 30 million) are the consequence of the work of the previous management: “Yes, we have the impression of being a little late in our start because we have to identify the players who have the profile for the club and who are linked to our ambitions to return to Europe, continued Textor. We didn't have a free hand to get the players we wanted. But the DNCG was rather flexible. The departure of several players was painful. We made them to be in line with the budgets prepared by the previous management.” Jean-Michel Aulas should once again appreciate it.