Valencia deal for Lyon’s Diakhaby

Valencia are closing in on a €15m deal to sign Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby, according to reports in the Spanish press.

A report in Valencia-based Plaza Deportiva says the 21-year-old’s move to the Mestalla is ‘all but official’ with an announcement expected ‘imminently’.

This follows on from reports in both Onda Cero and Cadena Cope which stated the two clubs have struck a deal for a defender who has also been linked to Barcelona and English club Southampton in recent times.

The defender, who is of Guinean descent, has represented France eight times at Under-21 level and has been a part of Lyon’s first-team squad since September 2016.

However, despite making 22 Ligue 1 appearances in his debut season, Diakhaby started just eight league games last term due to a loss of form and injury problems.

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