While Lyon try to fend off advances towards Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and most of Europe’s top clubs (per the Daily Star), it seems it should be a much simpler summer with regards to the future of another Arsenal target, according to the Daily Mail, Nabil Fekir.
Speaking with French radio station RMC, the UNFP Young Player of the Year all but confirmed he would be at Lyon next season.
He said: "I was very happy. I think this is a reward for all that I have done throughout this season. Now, we must not stop there. It is up to me to work and have a very, very good season next year.
“I do not think that this award will give me more confidence. I am a player that already trusts my own ability, but it makes me happy and makes me want to work even harder. I will not change, I will always play the same way, by giving the best of myself for the team."
He underlined that stance further when asked about the Champions League, saying that Lyon have the qualities to prepare for a good season. Backing that up, he thinks his team has the means to achieve success - even though he concedes that it is a young side.
Playing beside Lacazette, Fekir has been sensational this season, scoring 13 goals and providing nine assists. Next season he will look to work on his consistency. If Lacazette stays, the duo could absolutely destroy plenty of Ligue 1 defenders, but Fekir may have to step up his game further if he becomes OL’s main forward.
Before Euro 2016, that could be a wonderful chance for the 21-year-old, but I’m sure he’d rather be playing beside his friend and team-mate.