According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Valencia are linked with fresh move for Mouctar Diakhaby.
He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The 21-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
Diakhaby made 55 appearances across all competitions for Lyon, scoring seven goals and supplying two assists in return.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France.
Mouctar Diakhaby has represented France at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 25 caps and scoring two goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Valencia.
Marcelino has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Valencia have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Marcelino wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Diakhaby has the talent to play many roles in defense.
According to Football Espana (via L’Equipe), “Valencia are set to go head-to-head with Southampton in a bid to sign Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby, according to reports. The 21-year-old has already been linked with a move to Los Che by Le10Sport and now the well-renowned French sports daily L’Equipe has confirmed the Spanish club’s interest.”
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Lyon are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the defender, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
The 21-year-old would be a very good addition for Valencia and they can afford him as well.
It will be interesting to see whether Valencia will make their move during the summer transfer window.