LOSC ended this season with a near miracle. Indeed, Christophe Galtier’s players fought to the end to recover the title of champion of France under the nose and beard of Paris SG. However, a turning point could have affected them. On December 18, Gérard Lopez was forced, by his creditors, to sell the club. The new big boss is called Melvyn Advisors. The strongman of the group, Alessandro Barnaba, gave an interview to the site * Calcio e Finanza* to explain their arrival.
” When we came to head the club, the team was very well ranked and had a good season. We focused on internal restructuring, with the arrival of a president (Olivier Létang, editor’s note), who knows how to manage this kind of business, taking an interest in what is happening, on and off the field. On the pitch, it was Christophe Galtier who managed to shoot, not 100%, but perhaps 110% of the players by making them think that the feat was possible », He begins by explaining.
LOSC wants to qualify for Europe every year
But for all that, something had to be changed since the Mastiffs model did not suit them: ” we had to move this club, which had a trading strategy, where the only way to achieve financial balance was to generate capital gains on the players, to a more global strategy, with stable available cash, with a balance between the sportsman, commercial development, TV rights, the stadium’s income when it reopens “.
Finally, Barnaba announced the goals of the club, which has just lost Christophe Galtier. ” Our project is to continue to have a competitive team whose objective is to qualify for the Champions League or the Europa League, which is the minimum of the minimum. But it is obvious that in France, apart from PSG, no club is able to retain talented players whose end of contract is approaching. It is therefore normal to see so many talented young people leave who are attracted to abroad and salaries that cannot be given in Ligue 1 », He concluded.
It will not be easy since as we relayed to you this Tuesday, the people of Lille must sell to continue to survive. It has already started since Mike Maignan, the goalkeeper, will be transferred in the coming days to AC Milan. While waiting for further income. But at least the supporters know what to expect …