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Striker Fekir commits to Lyon

08 July 2015, 18:48

Lyon - Striker Nabil Fekir committed his future to French side Lyon on Wednesday after signing a contract extension until 2020, the club said.

The 21-year-old, who scored 13 goals for Les Gones last season as they finished as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain, has agreed a deal estimated to be worth around four times more than he was earning last season.

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"This was an easy decision for me to make," said Fekir.

"This is the club of my heart and I want to take it as high as possible," added the striker, who was born in Lyon but is of Algerian descent.

Fekir, who made his France debut this year in a friendly defeat to Brazil, was a key component as Hubert Fournier's side pushed PSG all the way in the Ligue 1 title race.

The news will be a major boost to Lyon with several top European sides, including Premier League giants Arsenal, said to be interested in signing the player.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas said: "I congratulate Nabil for the extension and for what he did on and off the field."

The seven-time French champions also announced that goalkeeper Anthony Lopes had also extended his stay at the Stade Gerland until 2020.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who made his international debut for Portugal this year, played every minute for Lyon in Ligue 1 last season.

Lyon have also tied down French under-21 midfielder Corentin Tolisso to a new contract until 2020. The 20-year-old also played in every league game for the club last season.



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