Ederson hopes for extension

Brazilian playmaker confident he will agree fresh terms at Lyon

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Lyon playmaker Ederson is confident talks regarding an extension to his current contract will reach a positive conclusion.

The Brazil international has enjoyed a return to form this season following a frustrating spell on the sidelines with a number of injury problems.

The 25-year-old was handed a starting role for Lyon's latest outing, with Yoann Gourcuff dropped to the bench.

He responded with a goal in a 3-2 win over Toulouse, with that victory helping to keep Lyon in the Ligue 1 title hunt.

Ederson is pleased to have made the most of his opportunity and hopes his recent showings will convince the club that he is deserving of fresh terms.

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He told L'Equipe: "Will that goal allow me to extend my contract? I don't know.

"We are in talks so far and I hope it will be sorted out as soon as possible.

"I am reaching the end of my contract, but I believe we will find a solution.

"It is great to have scored because we know how important that match was. The playmaker position feels natural to me as it allows me to push towards goal and provide assists."