The new majority shareholder of Olympique Lyonnais, John Textor, made an incredible confession about one of the winter reinforcements of the Rhone club.
In January, in the last hours of the winter transfer window, Olympique Lyonnais secured the services of a young Brazilian attacking midfielder. The management of Les Gones lined up a check for 10 million euros to enlist Jeffinho, landed at Groupama Stadium from Botafogo. After a first appearance in Angers (3-1, 25th day of Ligue 1), the 23-year-old player signed his first goal last Tuesday in his new colors, during the quarter-final of the Coupe de France won by the men. of Laurent Blanc against Grenoble (2-1). A performance that the Lyon coach did not hesitate to salute, at a press conference.
“I had to change my phone number”
The sale of Jeffinho on the lawns of the French championship does not pass with the supporters of the auriverde club. This is the meaning of John Textor’s resounding statement. Interviewed by the FinancialTimesthe new majority shareholder of the Rhone club reveals the existence of death threats made by fans of the team based in Rio de Janeiro, disgusted by his departure. “I go to Rio and I’m treated like royalty wherever I go. But due to a transfer, I had to change my phone number. You have no idea how quickly things can change”launched the American businessman.
Qualified for the last four of the Coupe de France, a competition which can enable them to secure European qualification in the event of a final victory, the partners of Alexandre Lacazette will host FC Lorient next Sunday on the occasion of the 26th day of Ligue 1. With 38 points, Olympique Lyonnais is in ninth place in the standings, one length behind Régis Le Bris’ Merlus.