Following the announcement of the suspension of OL Groupe’s listing on Friday morning, we expected a press release from the Lyon club on Friday evening, before midnight, the theoretical deadline for the conclusion of the sale of the club. to Eagle Group, of American billionaire John Textor. But in this soap opera, the announced deadlines seem made to be postponed.
A priori, it is the very suspension of the quotation that allows both the seller and the buyer to save a little time. As announced in L’Equipe on Thursday, it is the verification of the origin of the funds and the identity of the investors who will back Eagle Group that will seem to take time.
In a long press release on Wednesday evening, John Textor revealed that “the closing time is completely normal for acquisitions of sports clubs” and that the finalization of the sale would take place ” As fast as possible. »