While Euro 2021 will end on Sunday evening with the final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium, some Ligue 1 clubs will receive a nice gift in the middle of the transfer window.
If a large part of the Olympique Lyonnais squad is currently in full summer preparation under the orders of Peter Bosz, the internationals are on vacation, or on the front, like Lucas Paqueta, who will play the final of the Copa America with Brazil against Argentina next weekend. At the Euro, on the other hand, no Gone is in contention, since OL are not represented in Italy or England. This therefore means that all those eliminated from the European Nations Championship are off, before resuming the path of training at the end of July. A real handicap for Bosz, but the new Dutch coach knew this fact perfectly well before his arrival at Groupama Stadium. But for this small damage, knowing that the Euro has been postponed by one year because of the Covid-19 crisis, UEFA will pay compensation to all the clubs represented.
Internationals bring in more than a million euros
Indeed, according to Sportune, the club of Jean-Michel Aulas will receive 1,134,000 euros. This summer, four OL players played in the Euro, whether it was Leo Dubois with France, Memphis Depay with the Netherlands, Anthony Lopes with Portugal and Joachim Andersen with Denmark. As part of the compensation for clubs, the European body will therefore give this nice little check to OL. In Ligue 1, a total of 7.542 million euros will be distributed between ten clubs, and in particular to PSG, which was the best represented formation with six players at the Euro. To calculate the amount to be paid to the clubs, UEFA has worked on an amount of 9,000 euros per day and per player. For OL, it was Andersen who brought in the most, since the Dane went to the semi-finals. Quite not bad for an element that Lyon do not really want to keep after their loan to Fulham last season. In any case, with this check fallen from the sky, Lyon will be able to finance the rest of its transfer window.