Keita keen on Lyon stay
Kader Keita is keen to prove his worth at Lyon despite rumours linking him with a summer exit.
By Patrick Haond & Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 26/06/09 4:17pm
Kader Keita's agent has stated that the winger is keen to prove his worth at Lyon despite rumours linking him with a move away from Ligue 1.
The Ivory Coast international joined Lyon from Lille in 2007 for a fee in the region of £13.5million.
However, Keita's struggle to make an impact at Stade Gerland has led to suggestions that he could seek an exit this summer.
West Ham United, Everton and Roma have all be mooted as potential suitors, but Keita's representative, Alfred Obrou, is hopeful he will stay at Lyon.
Obrou said: "Kader did not have the best two years in his career, but he is ready to make amends.
"I have contacts for him but he wants to stay and prove his worth to Lyon. But if they don't want to keep him, he will look elsewhere.
"He will return to France for pre-season and we will see. There are contacts in England, he is a great player so it is normal but nothing is official yet."