Makoun set to join Lyon
Player wants UEFA Champion's League challenge
By Giscard Gourizro. Last Updated: June 16, 2008 12:55pm
Makoun: Set for switch
Want-away Lille midfielder Jean Makoun admits it will be a 'dream come true' if he joins French champions Lyon.
The clubs have agreed a fee of around 15million euros (£11.8million) for the defensive midfielder, according to L'Equipe.
The Cameroonian international will sign a four year contract to join ex team-mates Kader Keita and Mathieu Bodmer at Lyon, while his Lille boss Claude Puel is also thought to be on the move to the French champions.
Makoun told skysports.com:" Nothing is done yet, however the club have agreed the transfer fee, the medical will be done and after that we will see, fingers crossed there should not be a big problem.
"It is a big challenge, I am joining the best team in France, it is a dream come true. I wanted to get back into the Champions League and there I am.
"I am looking forward to next season. It is sad to leave Lille but I have to move and win trophies and play in the big stage - there is no bigger stage in France than Lyon."