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Club communique

Published on the 15 January 2011 à 23:10

Olympique Lyonnais announce the transfer of the Cameroon international Jean II MAKOUN to the English club Aston Villa.

Olympique Lyonnais announce the transfer of the Cameroon international Jean II MAKOUN to the English club of Aston Villa for a net transfer fee of 6 M€ which is equivalent to the amount of time which remained on his contract, to which could be added a maximum of 3 M€ linked, essentially, to the number of matches he plays with Aston Villa, but also to any eventual European qualification for the English club.

The fee of the transfer could eventually reach 9 M€, in other words more than the fee announced by Transfermarkt yesterday (7,5 M€); will allow OL to make a profit equivalent to the incentives they obtained.

The club would like to remind everyone that this transfer came at the initiative of Jean II MAKOUN and was in no way dictated by a need to bring in funds as the OL Group has a positive balance and no debts.

OL underline that the departure of Jean II MAKOUN will take a load off the OL payroll while the playing roster remains large, in particular in the midfield which will also benefit from the imminent return of EDERSON.