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Lyon in advanced talks to bring Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi

Lyon are planning a move for Karl Toko Ekambi.

The latest reports in Spain suggest that Lyon are in advanced talks to bring Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi.

The 27-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Villarreal spent 18 million euros to sign the Cameroon international from Angers in the summer of 2018. The 27-year-old has three and a half years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

Karl Toko Ekambi
Karl Toko Ekambi

This season, Ekambi has scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists in 19 appearances for Villarreal.

The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Cameroon. As a member of Cameroon national football team, Ekambi won 22 caps and he scored 2 goals.

Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Lyon.

The Cameroon international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Rudi Garcia wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Karl Toko Ekambi would provide a good variety to Lyon’s attack.

According to Football Espana, “Lyon have identified Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi as a key transfer target, according to a report in Spain. The possible departure of striker Moussa Dembele alongside an injury to Memphis Depay has ensured the Ligue 1 club are keen to bolster their attacking options this month. According to, Toko Ekambi is on the radar of Lyon and they want to bring the player back to the French top-flight. Villarreal are said to be keen to reject any approaches as they see the Paris-born striker as a key player for the club, along with his fellow strike partner Gerard Moreno. Carlos Bacca is an alternative at the Ceramica Stadium while there is said to be the possibility that Cedric Bakambu returns to the club from China.”


A big money bid from Lyon could tempt Villarreal into selling their prized asset.

The 27-year-old will be a good addition to Lyon’s squad.

Lyon fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see whether Lyon will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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