Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas explained that Mathieu Valbuena would be free to leave the club this summer.
“For Mathieu, it is different. He came to help us to play in the Champions League and for exterior reasons, things have not gone as we wanted. What happened to him, I couldn’t wish it upon anyone. If he wants to stay, he can. If for reasons concerning balance or personal desire he wants to leave, it is he who will decide. He could also be interested in a more exotic country.”