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Official Club Statement

Published on the 01 March 2006 à 19:25

OL reacts to statements made by the football clubs of ROSENBORG, VALERENGA and LORENSKOG.

The football clubs of ROSENBORG, VALERENGA and LORENSKOG claimed in the Norwegian press that OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS had not yet paid ‘a single cent’ of the monies owed to them as 5% of the transfer fee decided for John Carew between BESIKTAS and OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS.

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS denied these lies and offers a precise update of the current situation concerning,

ROSENBORG
After several demands on the part of Olympique Lyonnais, ROSENBORG sent an invoice, dated 2 December for the amount owed to them, in other words €70,000.
OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS transfered to Rosenborg, on 29 December the sum of €42,000, corresponding to the first payment in accordance with the rules.

The remaining money will be sent in future payments in accordance with the rules.

VALERENGA
Despite several attempts, including letters dated 2 December and 2 February, OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS has still not received, from VALERENGA, the invoice necessary to start the payment process.
When the invoice has been received OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS can then begin payments in accordance with the rules.

LORENSKOG
Olympique Lyonnais has not received the invoice necessary to start the payment process.

Just as in the case of Valerenga, Lyon can proceed with the payments once that invoice has been received.

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS would also state that the club began the payments due to VALENCIA, the final club involved in the transfer deal, as soon as it had received the invoice from the Spanish club and in the same conditions as for ROSENBORG.