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Clement Grenier’s agent confirms player will remain at Lyon

Clement Grenier’s agent has told Le 10 Sport moments ago that his client will not be signing for Newcastle this transfer window. Frederic Guerra had the following to say: 

‘It is not easy to say no to a big club like Newcastle, but alongside Clement, we have agreed that he will remain at the club. Today, with the new tactical system that Remi Garde is deploying, Clement is trying  to make his game even richer and he is showing that in his matches. With just 6 months until the World Cup would a departure from his current club be a good idea? I do not think so at all. And also, Lyon are on their way back up and Clement does not want to leave when things are getting better. He does not want to abandon them mid-season.’

‘Finally, the conditions of his departure would not have allowed Clement to flourish. He would have arrived at Newcastle, not as Clement Grenier, but as Yohan Cabaye’s replacement. I have the utmost respect for the quality of Cabaye, who deserves everything that has happened to him. However, as the agent of Clement Grenier, I also have to ask: Is Clement really worth half of Yohan Cabaye? All these reasons led us to decline the offer of Newcastle, the conditions of the deal did not seem fair to me vis-à-vis Clement.’


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