Buyer’s remorse: the worst transfers in Olympique Lyonnais history

Remember Frederic Piquionne? It’s ok, neither do we.

While we’re waiting to find out who OL’s mystery targets are, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and recount some of the horrific purchases Aulas has made.

Don’t get me wrong, I have utmost confidence in Jean-mimi. He’s the guy who took a Ligue 2 club and transformed them into European contenders.

Lyon may have lost some of its glamour since PSG and Monaco changed citizenship, but no other club has been as consistent since its entry to the top flight. And since winning their first title in 2002, they have ranked in the top three in all but three seasons (4th in 2012, 5th in 2014, 4th in 2017).

What does that mean? Money, of course. Higher rankings means a bigger share of broadcasting revenue, not just from the LFP but also from UEFA.

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