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Lyon’s American investor John Textor says that he believes his club can go toe-to-toe with Paris Saint-Germain as he says he intends to spend in an effort to compete in Ligue 1.

Lyon have not won the French title since 2008, while PSG have established themselves as the dominant club in French football.

But, despite finishing seven spots and 27 points behind the Ligue 1 winners, Lyon’s new owner believes that his team will soon be able to take down their free-spending rivals.

Textor said at a news conference:

I don’t like these models like PSG. Great team, whatever, great athletes, we all love to watch them.

I think over the few years we want to go after them. We want to win titles here. We are going to show up and we are going to spend.

We can have as much capital at play in our football club as the Emir of Qatar.

By Amara

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