Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulus says the club do not need to sell their top players amid interest over midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Both Manchester City and Tottenham have been linked with a move for the highly-rated 22-year-old, who continues to impress in the French top flight this season.
Despite the interest Aulus says the club are in a good financial position, and, unless a huge bid comes in for Ndombele, Les Gones don’t need to move players on. “We do not need to sell to live well, the results show that €54m in operating profit over one semester is colossal,” he told Footmercato. “It’s more than most other clubs, but also companies.
We also know that we will be attacked. “Who says strong valuation says that there will be appetites of very rich clubs for our players.
Even if we have a lot of requests, we will not let our numbers go because we want to progress on the sporting side. “We want to win titles in France now, we want to go as high as possible in the hierarchy of European clubs so we must be in good economic health, but also have talent. “We will not let go this summer one or maybe two players.
As we have demands on half of the workforce, that means that there will be more disappointed than happy elected.”