As far as we can tell, by looking through our archives we have never ever been linked with Lyon’s French International play-maker Yoann Gourcuff.
Yoann Gourcuff – 26 year-old French International play-maker
But there is news today that clubs supposed to be after the player are Arsenal and Newcastle, and that they have made no contact with Lyon – well maybe, just maybe, that’s because they are not interested in the player?
It’s true that Arsenal were linked with Yoann last summer, but Newcastle were not, and it seems Lyon are prepared to sell him this summer, and the Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is ready for offers coming in, and this is what he told the French press.
“I don’t know if there will be offers,” “But his current level should attract some clubs.”
Gourcuff has played for all the France youth sides, and 29 times with four goals for the full French side.
Yoann started his career with Lorient back in 1992 when he was six years old and his father was the manager, and he moved to Rennes in 2003 where he spent three seasons.
He then joined Inter-Milan in 2006 for a fee of €4.6M (£4M) and was there for two seasons before joining Bordeaux, where he had been on loan for a year and stayed for one more season when Laurent Blanc was the manager.
And the 6’1″ player then joined Lyon in 2010 for €22M (£19M) and that transfer fee should be enough to put Mike Ashley off trying to sign the attacking midfielder, who can also play as a second striker.
Yoann is a gifted player, but we don’t expect Newcastle to be interested in him this summer.
What do you think?
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