Lyon pleased to keep Gomis

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has described Bafetimbi Gomis as a 'key reinforcement' after the striker surprisingly stayed at the club this summer.

Last Updated: 13/09/13 at 17:29 Post Comment

Bafetimbi Gomis: Will be like a new player for Lyon, says Jean-Michel Aulas

Bafetimbi Gomis: Will be like a new player for Lyon, says Jean-Michel Aulas

Lyon had been keen to sell Gomis during the transfer window but he refused to be forced out and shunned moves to Newcastle United and Swansea City.

Aulas admits that Gomis now has an important part to play at the Stade Gerland and says it will be like having a new player in the squad.

"We have to consider him as a reinforcement and I am convinced he could be a key reinforcement," Aulas told L'Equipe.

"I am happy he is with us. The club needs him."

Gomis has so far failed to agree on a new contract at Lyon and reports suggest they would still be interested in selling him in January.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company