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Lyon wonderkid Rayan Cherki signs new three-year deal

Lyon have announced that teenage wonderkid Rayan Cherki has signed a new contract with the club.

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder has penned a deal that will run until 2023.

Considered one of the top prospects in Ligue 1, Cherki has been courted by Manchester United and Real Madrid.

In a recent interview with Telefoot, club president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed the two European giants had wanted Cherki.

“He [Cherki] is good enough to go to the highest level,” said Aulas. “We made sure we signed him because Real Madrid and Manchester United both wanted him.

“We want him to be a star here, we will support him and help him to progress his career here and be the leader of our attack.”

Despite being just 16, Cherki made 12 appearances for Lyon’s first team this season, including a start against PSG.

In Lyon’s 4-3 in over Nantes in the Coupe de France, Cherki made headlines by scoring two and assisting two goals.

Cherki is eligible for France and Algeria, but has so far chosen to represent Les Bleus at youth level.

SourceLyon

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