Ligue 1 side Lille will officially be in the French top flight next season, after the French football financial watchdog, the DNCG, announced that the club had passed the necessary checks.
DNCG President Jean-Marc Mickeler had the following to say:
“Lille responded as required to making the changes demanded by the DNCG. As a result, the DNCG has lifted the ban on recruitment and confirmed that the club will be retained in Ligue 1. The club has forecast sales in its projected budget for the 2018-19 season. The DNCG will oversee player purchases to ensure that the budget is not exceeded.”