Lyon set to swoop for former Gunners youngster

Arsenal have confirmed that midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide has completed a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Angers.

Lyon have reportedly reached an agreement with Angers to sign former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

Unai Emery’s side did have first refusal on the youngster but it seems as though his future will be away from the Emirates Stadium.

It has been claimed that Lyon will pay 23m euros for the 21-year-old who has yet to pass his medical.

The France Under-21 ace had been on the Gunners books since 2015 but failed to make a Premier League appearance, enjoying eight outings in cup competitions.

He left north London last summer after being told he was surplus to requirements by Emery, and played in 35 of Angers’ 38 Ligue 1 matches last term.

The youngster clearly did enough to catch the eye of Lyon boss Jean-Luc Vasseur having opened his account for the season in Saturday’s 3-1 league win over Bordeaux.