Yoann Gourcuff has attracted interest from “at least 10” clubs as he nears the end of his Lyon contract, according to his representative. The 28-year-old playmaker has 31 France caps and will become be a free agent at the end of this season. The player has been dubbed “the new Zinedine Zidane”
Gourcuff’s lawyer Didier Poulmaire told Le Parisien: “At least 10. “Very few players of Yoann’s talent become free agents. In the context of financial fair play, it is an enormous opportunity. I have had interest from very big clubs.”
He was named as France Football magazine’s French player of the year for 2009 and joined Lyon in August 2010, but injuries have sidelined him for around half of the club’s games since. Gourcuff made 19 appearances for Lyon this season, scoring three times and providing five assists. He is also a set piece specialist.
French website StarAfrica.Fr claim that West Ham have expressed an interest in the Lyon playmaker.