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Lyon announce Gourcuff exit

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed reports linking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff with a summer exit.

The highly rated footballer will be out of contract in June and he has been considering his options over the last couple of months.

Lyon eventually opted against offering the 28-year-old a new deal at Stade Gerland, with club president Jean-Michel Aulas revealing that Gourcuff would be leaving at the end of the season.

“He is going to stop, yes. It is with some nostalgia. He is a great player who has failed to adapt,” Aulas told Canal +.

Gourcuff should have no shortage of offers in the summer transfer window, with the likes of Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and few more top clubs reportedly keen on his services.

The former France international joined Lyon from Bordeaux in the summer of 2010 as one of world’s top midfielders, but he has largely struggled to prove his worth at Stade Gerland.

Gourcuff made a total of 90 Ligue 1 appearances for les Gones, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Sun 17 May, 2015
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