Ligue 1 winger confirms Everton negotiations

Olympique Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal has confirmed that Lyon have been speaking to Everton over a transfer for the player and says that he is in dispute with the club.

The Lyon born winger told l’equipe that he wants to sign a new contract as his current deal runs out soon, but what is going on is like a family dispute.

“It’s like a family dispute! Small quarrels between brothers or between father and child, it is always more difficult to manage than a conventional dispute between an employer and an employee.

“There is the emotional aspect which comes in. OL is a big part of me. I am trained and born here. So it’s difficult for everyone, the president included because he is a businessman. Because of this emotional relationship, we ask more questions. And when you think about it, if I were in his place, I repeat myself, I might have done the same… I was put on the transfer list and they negotiated my departure to Everton.”

There is also interest from Atletico Madrid but the star is adamant that he will sign a new contract with Lyon “That has not changed! Of course, there are other clubs interested in me and have begun discussions. But my priority is always to extend. Today, I have no agreement with another club and I am always concentrated on OL.”

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