Toko Ekambi at Lyon

By Angu Lesley
Football Writer,

Olympique Lyonnais have expressed their desire to extend Karl Toko-Ekambi’s loan deal till June 30, 2021.

Reports from French outlet, L’Equipe, has it that the French Ligue 1 side are keen on keeping the 27-year-old Cameroonian at the Groupama Stadium beyond the end of his current loan spell in a month time.

The same source suggests, OL who had the mandate to have Toko on loan in January on the condition that they pay €11.5 Million for a permanent switch in case of Champions League qualification now want to pay €4 million as loan fee for the next season.

The Villarreal forward has equally expressed his desire to stay at the Groupama Stadium.

The former SCO Angers striker returned to France in the January transfer window on a loan deal from Villarreal where he was top scorer in the previous season.

The Paris-born Cameroonian has scored two goals and provided three assists in 12 games in all competitions since he arrived Lyon.

Unfortunately his contributions wasn’t enough to take the club into their much desired European club qualification spot making business harder for all parties.

Toko is tied to Villarreal till end of June 2023 but with Aulas everything is possible.

The 2017 AFCON winner is a full Cameroon international with three goals in 30 appearances since his debut for the Indomitable Lions in 2015.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has a good history when it comes to business with Cameroonian players.

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