Lyon concede they could be forced to sell players due to no European football

13 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images Lyon expect the transfer market to be negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with a potential 20-25 per cent price drop.

Following the announcement of Lyon's third quarter earnings, the club's management said they still hoped to see the cancelled French league return in August.

The club expect the transfer market to be negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with a potential 20-25 per cent price drop.

Lyon expect to lose a total of €50 million this season due to the crisis.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Olympique Lyon's management has conceded the club could be forced to sell players next season due to not securing European football, but that it would likely be done at a much lower price due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the transfer market.

The French Football League's (LFP) decision to cancel the season has left Lyon with a final league position of seventh, meaning no European football for the first time in 24 consecutive years.

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