Official: Darder joins Lyon

Lyon have signed Malaga midfielder Sergi Darder for a fee the Ligue 1 club puts at €12m.

Darder had previously been close to moving to France, only for the transfer to break down over the price.

Lyon have revealed Darder has signed a five-year contract and their official website claims the player was also wanted by the likes of Porto, Roma and Inter.

Darder, 21, played almost 70 games in his two years at La Rosaleda, having moved to the club in 2013 from Espanyol.

Darder joins the likes of Samu Castillejo, Samuel Garcia and Juanmi in leaving Malaga this summer. Castillejo and Garcia both joined Villarreal while Juanmi moved to Premier League Southampton.

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