Lyon eyeing move for Jordan Veretout
Lyon are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on France international Jordan Veretout.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Lyon are eyeing move for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout.
The France international joined Fiorentina from Aston Villa for a fee in the region of 7 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.
Veretout made 33 appearances across all competitions for Fiorentina, scoring ten goals and supplying two assists in return.
The France international is 25-year-old and has his peak years ahead.
Jordan Veretout has represented France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 44 caps and scoring five goals.
The 25-year-old has impressed in Serie A this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Adding a midfielder remains Lyon’s priority this summer and Bruno Génésio will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Génésio wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Lyon will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
According to Calciomercato, “CalcioMercato can report that French giants Lyon are eyeing a move for Veretout, with rivals Marseille also interested. Lyon see him as a player who can play in front of the back-four; the position where Stefano Pioli has used him very well this season.”
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Fiorentina are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but offers of at least 20 million euros may force the club to consider a deal.
Signing the 25-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Bruno Génésio.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Lyon.
How strong that interest is and whether Lyon will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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