Gourcuff won't extend Lyon stay

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

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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."


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