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Arsenal target Fekir commits to Lyon

08 July 2015, 17:33

Lyon - Striker Nabil Fekir committed his future to French side Lyon on Wednesday after signing a contract extension until 2020, the club said.

The 21-year-old, who scored 13 goals for Les Gones last season as they finished as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain, has agreed a deal estimated to be worth around four times more than he was earning last season.

"This was an easy decision for me to make," said Fekir.

"This is the club of my heart and I want to take it as high as possible," added the striker, who was born in Lyon but is of Algerian descent.

Fekir, who made his France debut this year in a friendly defeat to Brazil, was a key component as Hubert Fournier's side pushed PSG all the way in the Ligue 1 title race.

The news will be a major boost to Lyon with several top European sides, including Premier League giants Arsenal, said to be interested in signing the player.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas said: "I congratulate Nabil for the extension and for what he did on and off the field."

The seven-time French champions also announced that goalkeeper Anthony Lopes had also extended his stay at the Stade Gerland until 2020.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who made his international debut for Portugal this year, played every minute for Lyon in Ligue 1 last season.

Lyon have also tied down French under-21 midfielder Corentin Tolisso to a new contract until 2020. The 20-year-old also played in every league game for the club last season.

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