Arsenal Transfer News: Officials Fly In To Discuss Ligue 1 Midfielder
Reports in France have claimed that Lyon officials have been in London this week to discuss the potential transfer of French playmaker Yoann Gorcuff to Arsenal
Reports in France have claimed that Lyon officials have been in London this week to discuss the potential transfer of Yoann Gorcuff to Arsenal.
French radio station RMC have suggested that Lyon officials, including President Jean-Michel Aulas, flew in to the capital during the week and met up with Arsenal representatives to try and thrash out a deal.
It’s thought the Gunners would be keen on a 6 month loan with a view to a permanent deal if things work out, but Lyon are keen to cash in on the playmaker and would prefer a permanent transfer in January. RMC also claim that the 25-year-old is unsettled at Lyon and doesn’t get on well with many of his team mates, so is keen for a move.
The French giants have already lined up Gourcuff’s replacement in Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet, and need the money from Gourcuff’s sale to fund the move.
There has been talk of Gourcuff going to Arsenal for over 18 months and Arsene Wenger has gone on record as being a big fan, so this piece of transfer news could have solid foundation. The only problem is that Wenger has suggested he doesn’t need to strengthen his midfield and is looking for a full back and striker in January.
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