Newcastle still have Clement Grenier as a target this summer, but it seems the player himself is quote happy at Lyon, and we suppose he could even still be at the French club come September.
Clement Grenier – future not clear
There was news earlier this week that Grenier had not trained with Lyon, and that he was not in the Lyon squad for last night’s Europa League qualifier first leg at Mlada Boleslab, which they won 4-1.
However, there is an understandable reason for Clement not being seen in training this week, and he had this to say on his personal website:
“I have read a lot of things about myself recently. Just to be clear, Lyon’s medical and technical staff have set me a specific program so I can be back at 100%. That includes a period spent training indoors.”
“That is why I have not been present at some of the training sessions.” “I have no problem with the club and have never missed a training session intentionally.”
“There is no controversy and my intention is to be back on the pitch and competing as soon as possible.”
And Frederic Guerra his agent has also talked today in Calciomercato, and it seems he will keep everybody guessing whether Clement will be leaving Lyon this summer or not:
“Until the end of the window, there exists a possibility that he leaves. The possibilities, there are several. We shall wait and see if they become concrete or not. For the moment, there is absolutely nothing.”
There’s a very good chance that one of those possibilities is with Newcastle United, but we may have to wait for a few weeks or so, before we know if we can get this excellent play-maker on Tyneside.
Note: There will be a meeting with Peter Beardsley at the Green in Wardley, Gateshead on Friday 22nd August from 7:00 pm. Tickets are now available priced at approx £25, and that includes a meal, a glass of wine and a talk with Peter – if you’d like a ticket for this event please call the Green at 0191 4950171.
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