Olympique Lyonnais agreed a deal in principle with FC Basel this afternoon for the transfer of Patrick Müller. The Swiss international will sign a two and a half year deal with OL, tying him to the club until June 30, 2008, the date of the Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria.
Born on Decmber 17, 1976, in Geneva, Patrick Müller made his professional debut with FC Servette in the 1995-1996 season. He spent four seasons there and was crowned Swiss champion in 1999. Later that year he joined Grasshoppers Zürich.
In the summer of 2000 he signed for Olympique Lyonnais for four years. Under Jacques Santini and then Paul le Guen, he won three consecutive French league titles and the Coupe de la Ligue on May 5, 2001, scoring the winning goal in the 118th minute against Monaco.
At the end of the 2003-04 season, and out of contract, he joined Real Mallorca (6 matches in La Liga). In January 2005 he quit the Spanish club and signed for FC Basel, and promptly won his second Swiss league title.
Patrick Müller has 63 caps and 3 goals with the Switzerland team, who recently qualified for the 2006 World Cup after beating Turkey (2-0 and 2-4).