Olympique Lyon Transfer Reliability Guide

Lyon has fallen a long way down from grace in the last decade.

The club last won a Ligue 1 title back in the 2007/2008 season, so it’s been a long time since they’ve tasted domestic success.

But their on-field deficiencies are not the focal point of discussion in this article, as today we’re looking for answers on the most trusted journalists and media sources for the French club when it comes to football transfers.

So without further ado, here’s the list we’ve managed to compile…


Lyon transfer tier of reliability

NameMedia Outlet / CountryTier RankingReliability Rating
Official Club Sourcewww.ol.fr/enTier 0
Bilel GhaziL'EquipeTier 1
Mohamed BouhafsiRMC SportsTier 1
L'EquipeFranceTier 2
RMC SportsFranceTier 2
Razik BrikhYouTube: Tant Qu’il Y’aura des GonesTier 2
EurosportFranceTier 3
Foot MercatoFranceTier 3


Closing thoughts

Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas is known to play a large role when it comes to new signings and departures.

Which is why you can see in the tier guide above that there aren’t many sources included as not many people have access to insider information from within the club.

It’s a tight-lipped operation that’s probably intended to provide Lyon with a strong leg to stand on at the negotiation table.

This is in fact best exemplified by how they’re trying hold out for a massive fee on the talented Houssem Aouar, who has attracted the interest of a number of top Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United.

Even more so, the club received a handsome 17 million pound fee for Bertrand Traoré who moved to Aston Villa in 2020.

The French side pulled off quite a feat by managing to acquire such a large sum for a player who is widely regarded among various football circles as “average”.

Samuel Waihenya
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