Jean-Michel Aulas: Some clubs disrupted the transfer market

Jean-Michel Aulas, born on 22 March 1949, is a French businessman and has served as the owner and chairman of French football club Olympique Lyonnais since 1987 and served on the board of European Club Association for his club.

Recently he said that some clubs, especially Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, disrupted the transfer market in an interview.

“I think I’m a pioneer. When I was in charge of Lyon 30 years ago, the Ligue 1 clubs were still just football clubs. They became joint-stock companies after I came back from Brussels to fight for the interests for these clubs.”

“Now Lyon’s home stands are owned by the club, and our youth training is the best in France and is ranked the third in Europe. Therefore, we are widely regarded as the best example in the football world.”

“After Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSi) has been the PAG’s owner since 2011, the club has disrupted the entire transfer market, I think. Besides, the capital input also causes inflation in the football market, which raises players’ salaries and disrupts the entire transfer market. This phenomenon is obvious in Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.”

“As far as I’m concerned, financial fair play of the UEFA is very good, because it allows us to see that some clubs are developing healthily, and other are doing something that is nothing to do with football.”

Olympique Lyonnais, simply known as Lyon, is a French professional football club located in Lyon, France. Before introducing the brand new 2018-19 away shirt, let’s know the beautiful city first.

Lyon is a city with modern and ancient culture. It is quiet and mysterious, modern and rushed. It is suitable for people to live. Without the noise and hustle and bustle of Paris, the city is lazy and casual. You can take a leisurely stroll through the streets of the main town or stroll along the Rhone to shop and watch the performances of street artists on a sunny weekend. You can also visit museums, Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, La place Bellecour and so on. The La Place Bellecour is a large square in the centre of Lyon. It is the largest open and pedestrian square in Europe and the third biggest square in France.

2018-19 Lyon Away Football Shirt

Unveiled by Adidas, the new Lyon away shirt is dark blue. It features red collar, cuffs and classic Adidas three stripes on both sides of the shirt. The red Adidas logo and the club crest are certainly embroidered on the chest. Besides, the sponsor’s name and logo are shown on the front, too.

The away shorts are also navy blue with red Adidas stripes on both sides.

The comfortable and breathable away kit is expected to help players of Lyon perform well at each football match. Fans are able to get it at online or physical stores. Wear the kit to show your support now.

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