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Crystal Palace set to make a profit should Lyon sell defender

Crystal Palace are set to land a profit should Jake O’Brien leave French side Lyon this summer.

The South London Press understands there was a sell-on clause included when O’Brien moved to the seven times Ligue 1 winners last summer, with the Eagles due a minimum of 15 per cent on any profit made on the deal. 

Palace sold O’Brien to Lyon – owned by Eagles co-owner John Textor – for a fee in the region of £1million after a successful loan spell at RWD Molenbeek in Belgium.

The 23-year-old towering defender has excelled since signing a four-year deal at the Groupama Stadium.

O’Brien made 32 appearances in all competitions for Les Gones last season, scoring five goals and picking up two assists.

The ex-Swindon Town loanee has also been called up to the Ireland senior squad for the first time this season due to his performances for Lyon and won his first cap in the 2-1 win over Hungary.

West Ham, Everton and Borussia Dortmund are all reportedly keeping tabs on the centre-back ahead of a possible move.

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