Gourcuff won't extend Lyon stay

Yoann Gourcuff has reiterated his decision to reject a new contract with Lyon.

Last Updated: 20/12/13 at 11:57 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Kenny Jackett aims to keep West Brom target Bakary Sako at Wolves

Post comment

Head coach Kenny Jackett has not given up hope of keeping Bakary Sako at Wolves beyond the end of the season.

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao confident after three goals for Colombia

Post comment

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has returned to the club full of confidence after netting three goals for Colombia.

All Articles

Yoann Gourcuff: Set to be on the move

Yoann Gourcuff: Set to be on the move

Yoann Gourcuff has reiterated his decision to reject a new contract with Lyon, claiming he does not feel the Ligue 1 club has faith in him.

The midfielder joined Lyon from Bordeaux for 22 million euros in 2010 but has since failed to hold down a regular starting place.

This has also affected his international prospects with the 27-year-old having also slipped out of contention for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Gourcuff's contract runs out in 2015 and there will be no extension.

He told L'Equipe: "I will let my lawyer handle it.

"An extension must be a sign of confidence from both parties, with everyone being satisfied.

"That fact that I've been injured regularly or often on the bench... I don't think it's relevant.

"I have not felt huge confidence from the club at times."

On whether he expected more support, Gourcuff added: "Sometimes I find myself on the bench, like recently against Toulouse (1-1) and Bastia (3-1).

"These are small signs. It does not hurt me but I take note."

He knows his World Cup prospects are remote, saying: "I do not think of it at all, the priority is to play and to be on the field.

"For me, it is very far away."


New Sky Bet customers: Free £30 matched bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Wayne Rooney cannot wait to link up with Harry Kane for England

Wayne Rooney has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and can't wait to link up with him against Italy.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

Mail Box

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

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