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Gomis: I will stay with Lyon this season

Striker Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed that he will stay at Lyon for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

Gomis’ future was the subject of much speculation during the transfer window, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas publicly declaring his willingness to sell the 28-year-old.

But after proposed moves to Newcastle United and Cardiff City failed to materialise, Gomis has been reintegrated into Remi Garde’s first-team plans.

And he has now explained that he will not push for a move away from the Ligue 1 club in January, either.

“The chairman doesn’t do only bad things towards me,” he told L’Equipe. “He wanted to defend his interest and I defended mine.

“Now the transfer market is over and we have to work hand in hand again. I bear no grudge against him. I won’t forget but I am just here to work. If I made a decision to stay that means I respect the hierarchy.

“I will remain at Lyon until next summer.”

Gomis scored 16 goals in 29 league starts for the French club last season as they finished third.

Mon 16 September, 2013
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