Chinese investors complete 100mn Lyon cash injection


Lyon (AFP) – Lyon’s new Chinese stakeholder on Monday completed a promised 100-million-euro investment, as the French Ligue 1 club attempts to rediscover its glory years.

Chinese investment fund IDG Capital Partners injected 30 million euros into the multiple French champions in December, with the remaining 70 million euros ($75 million) arriving on Monday.

IDG now hold 20 percent of the club’s holding group run by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Lyon, who won the Ligue 1 title every season from 2002 to 2008, are fourth in the table, 16 points behind leaders Monaco.

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