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Lille President Feeling The Heat For Lack Of Player Sales



There is news breaking out of France that Lille’s owners have grown frustrated with president Olivier Letang. One of the areas of contention is the lack of progress over player sales.

Le10Sport is reporting that the relationship between Letang and the owners, Merlyn Partners, has deteriorated in recent months. Lille, who won Ligue 1 two seasons ago, only managed a 10th place finish this past season.

Title-winning manager Christophe Galtier left last summer for Nice. He is now being courted to replace Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. Galtier’s replacement at Lille, Jocelyn Gourvennec, had his contract terminated by mutual consent on Thursday.

Lille are now in talks to hire Paulo Fonseca, who was in the early running for the Newcastle job after the takeover. Letang has been excluded from talks with the former Roma manager.

Lille’s finances took a hit after failing to qualify for Europe. The owners believe that player sales are vital for the health of the club. Letang has proven to be a stubborn negotiator pricing Sven Botman and Renato Sanches out of moves.

The report mentions that Letang could salvage his position if he sells Botman and Sanches to PSG rather than AC Milan. PSG have recently been linked with the duo but Newcastle have an excellent offer on the table for Botman.

PSG have the Dutchman on the back burner at the moment as they have set their sights on Inter’s Milan Skriniar. This could all work to Newcastle’s benefit as AC Milan have their own inner turmoil and PSG have other priority targets.


131 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #41

    Kebabs or smoke?

    1
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #42

    Raj, you’re not wrong haha!

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #43

    Alfonso Leocádio
    @alfonso_leocad
    Botman decision is expected to be this week coming up according to people close to the Dutchmen. per reports in Italy. The race may finally be over. #AC #Milan #NUFC #Newcastle

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #44

    Yay 😀

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #45

    DayvanCowboy,
    Are you throwing your hat in to the FPL this year?

    0
  • check the toastie

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #46

    I profess to be a simpleton and enjoy watching Love Island.

    1
  • beermonkey

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #47

    in an age with netflix prime catch up youtube why on earth would anybody watch love island

    8
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #48

    I just had a thought. We still have a sheet loaded of outgoings to be offloaded. If we make loads of signings it significantly reduces our bargaining power in getting rid of players.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #49

    ctt,
    Honestly, it is mind numbing 😕

    3
  • beermonkey

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #50

    raj

    as long as we get rid to me thats all that matters
    one thing in our favour is players like gayle and that know they wont be in the 25 man squad so cant just sit it out knowing they will make the squad

    so they should be pushing there agents to make the move

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #51

    It might well be a shite competition that 39 of us entered, but it will be very interesting to see who got the right amount. Given only Hayden has left so far I’ll be surprised if many of us get the right amount let alone the correct players.

    0
  • check the toastie

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #52

    Its the stupidity of the show that makes it fun. Its not supposed to be educational. It takes allsorts

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #53

    ctt,
    Yes, lot’s of shows educational but not interesting, the six o clock news I suppose. My favourite show, Neighbours is the opposite.

    1
  • beermonkey

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #54

    .

    0
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #55

    Ben Jacobs just stated that the Staveley ashLIE case is still ongoing.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #56

    Neighbours used to be on BBC1, I don’t really see it anymore since it swapped to CH5 despite it being my favourite 😕

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #57

    Ekitike done deal. Botman nearly there. Both will be signed:

    MilanReports
    @MilanReportscom
    #ACMilan could start looking elsewhere for alternative options to Renato Sanches and Sven Botman…

    4
  • BenbulbenMag

    Jun 19, 2022 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #58

    @Mund, that would be great news if true

    5
  • BenbulbenMag

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #59

    Any of you playing this game : https://www.soccermanager.com/ the soccermanager worlds is good, it gives you good insights into up and coming players also

    1
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #60

    I wonder if Paulo Mandini would want or have a place at the Toon?

    2
  • BenbulbenMag

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #61

    free game, pick a club and buy players (minimal work involved)

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #62

    Swablr

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #9
    John J. Unless I’m mistaken, Amanda lost her case against Barclays. She appealed to overturn the verdict and got knocked back on that.

    Yes, of course, she did lose against Barclays! It was the appeal I was thinking of – I didn’t know that outcome. 🙂

    I would have loved it if she had Barclay’s had taken a big hit from her – ah well. 🙂

    2
  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #63

    Neighbours is finished channel 5 couldnt finance it nomore. No more Neighbours ever again unless its on repeat or achive viewing

    0
  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #64

    Barclays case is irrelevant as Amanda is our owner now anyway

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #65

    Ooops A bit tongue tighed there!.

    Must be time to call it a night 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #66

    BenbulbenMag

    Mehrdad has came out and said patience is a virtue. He knows some of the fanbase are panicking but everything that’s coming out is BS click bait.

    Both players are on holiday and when that’s done they will sign which should be back end of next week. Both have gave a verbal agreement.

    In Mehrdad We Trust

    4
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #67

    Well, I promised Magicmac and nearly forgot. Here’s Andrea Bocelli showing Ed Sheeran how it’s done. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiDiKwbGfIY&feature=youtu.be

    2
  • beermonkey

    Jun 19, 2022 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #68

    mund

    you say Both have gave a verbal agreement.where is that from or is that you thoughts an opinion

    7
  • lochinvar

    Jun 20, 2022 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #69

    A couple of significant signings such as Botman and Etike to add to Bruno, Targett and the new wonderkin Joelinton will make others think they should join the georsie revolution.
    There isn’t a club on Europe who are on the starting blocks alongside us.
    Many are in disarray and loosing players due to financial chaos.
    Some may have CL next season but after that?
    All aboard the Geordie Express.

    1
  • Marmike

    Jun 20, 2022 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #70

    wilson #1striker.
    who will be #2?

    0
  • Scythe

    Jun 20, 2022 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #71

    I think it’s Etikite’s birthday tomorrow. A contract with us would be a great present for the lad 🙂

    1
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #72

    Lochinvar, is ya georsie what ya wear when ya gansies in the wash… 😆

    1
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #73

    Time for me pit, places to be in the morning. Oh, this morning.

    0
  • Scythe

    Jun 20, 2022 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #74
  • Scythe

    Jun 20, 2022 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #75

    If we have any Obi-Wan fans on here you’re going to enjoy Wednesday’s episode, especially if you were disappointed with his last fight with Vader (I enjoyed it but I heard some people were expecting more). The final episode will not disappoint you.

    Also, Phantom Menace fans (do they exist?) will enjoy the ending too I think 😀

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 20, 2022 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #76

    Maldini would have any place in any club…Ekitike/Botman?…Who??

    1
  • Scythe

    Jun 20, 2022 at 4:18 AM

    Comment #77

    Would be nice to wake up tomorrow to a surprise new signing, but that’s highly unlikely. Still, wonders never cease so I’ll still be checking my phone as soon as I wake up. One of the enjoyable things about being five hours behind. Sometimes stuff happens in the UK as you’re sleeping 😀

    Night all!

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #78

    When Paqueta signs this morning nobody say owt folks, Scythe will get such a shock when he runs out for the first match!

    4
  • Not another deJong

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #79

    Ladies and Gentlemen, our player of the season.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/pritchxrd__/status/1538540134341169152

    Geordies are great

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #80

    NadJ

    My first touch was a bit like that as a young un. Probably explains why I was always last pick and shoved in goal. And that was for the cricket team! 😳

    1


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