Lille could be relegated from Ligue 1 due to financial concerns

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Saturday’s brutal home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain was the least of Lille’s problems, as the club faces relegation.

Although¬†Christophe Galtier’s side isn’t currently in Ligue 1’s bottom three, Lille could be in some serious hot water, as reports out of France suggest that the club could be relegated due to financial incompetency.

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L’Equipe is reporting that the club’s serious debt could leave Lille in Ligue 2 next season if things don’t improve on the club’s financial front in the near future.

The French outlet suggests that the club was in desperate need of selling some of its players during the January transfer window to make room in its financial space, however, Lille did not proceed to do so.

Meanwhile, the team’s current standing in Ligue 1 hasn’t done Lille any favors in terms of where they’ll be playing in 2018/19.

Lille sits in 17th place at the moment on 25 points, just one point above the relegation zone.