Equity analyst: Olympique Lyon's shares attractive despite facing loss of at least €83 million

12 May 2020

Groupama Stadium
Photo: PA Images Recent developments do not help the club's negotiations with a prospective new stadium rights sponsor "at all", according to an equity analyst.

Lyon's share price is down 32 per cent since 17th February and no European football next season will result in a double-digit million loss for the French club.

Despite that, their ability to monetise talent in the transfer market make them an attractive long-term investment.

Recent developments do not help the club's negotiations with a prospective new stadium rights sponsor "at all", according to an equity analyst.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Things are looking grim for Olympique Lyon. The French Football League's decision to cancel the season came as a shock to most and has angered the club's president, Jean-Michel Aulas, who has publicly criticised the move several times and threatened with legal action if it is not overturned.

Assessing the impact of the decision on the club, it is clear where Aulas' frustration stems from. The move 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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