Rémy Riou announces imminent Lyon departure

Olympique Lyonnais academy product Rémy Riou (36), who returned to his formative club back in 2022, has announced that he is set to leave the club. 

Ahead of his departure, Riou was brought on in the 87th minute of Lyon’s 3-0 Coupe de France victory over Pontarlier on Sunday. “I didn’t expect it […] it was kind of the cherry on the cake,” he said about his cameo appearance. It will almost certainly be Riou’s last appearance in a Lyon shirt, with the goalkeeper announcing post-match that he is set to leave. 

Riou to Paris FC?

Pierre Sage said that he wanted to reward “super teammate” Riou before his exit. The arrival of Lucas Perri, who has been brought in as back-up to Anthony Lopes – before challenging the Portuguese goalkeeper next season – has left Riou, who joined from SC Caen in the summer of 2022, surplus to requirements. 

Riou has therefore confirmed that his departure is “almost imminent”. However, despite his age, Riou has said that he is not thinking about hanging up his gloves, stating that he still feels “young and fresh in his legs and in his head.” The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Ligue 2 side Paris FC by L’Équipe

GFFN | Luke Entwistle


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