Arsenal transfers: Clement Grenier rubbishes Lyon exit reports
Arsenal transfers: Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier rubbishes speculations suggesting that he wants to move in January
Clement Grenier has rubbished reports suggesting that he wants to swap Lyon for Arsenal in the January transfer window.
The Gunners were thought to be weighing up a renewed bid to sign the 22-year-old this month after missing out on the attacking midfielder during the summer.
A departure is not in my head for this transfer window and I have not asked to leave
Grenier has scored three goals and made four assists in 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season, sparking interest from a host of European clubs.
But the France international is adamant that he hasn’t asked to leave the seven-time Ligue 1 champions – whilst also explaining recent quotes attributed to the Lyon man.
“I just responded to a fan who asked me if I would stay in Lyon for my career,” Grenier told Le Parisien.
“I just said, ‘In football, everything goes very fast – if I say yes and I go this winter, you’ll take me for a fool’.
“This response has been misinterpreted. A departure is not in my head for this transfer window and I have not asked to leave.”