Olympique Lyonnais star reveals he would be open to a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal known to be keen.
Olympique Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons has spoken out about the transfer rumours surrounding his future at present.
The France international has been regularly linked with Arsenal this season in particular, and seems open to the possibility of moving abroad.
“If I have to go, it would be abroad,” said Gonalons to Spanish newspaper Fichajes:
“I like the English and the German leagues. They are awesome.
“When I see the pitch and that type of game, I feel it’s a dream.”
It does seem peculiar that a French player is giving an interview to a Spanish newspaper extolling the virtues of football in England and Germany, but such is the transfer rumour mill.
Regardless, Gonalons would make a good fit for Arsenal.
The Gunners are in desperate need of a true defensive midfield player to protect their back four, who are often deservedly criticised but at the same time are often left isolated by their team-mates.
Arsene Wenger seems to be aware of this after seeing teams cut through his side all too often this season, and has previously scouted both Gonalons and Toulouse star Etienne Capoue, who incidentally is competing with Gonalons for a place in the France international setup.
Lyon are currently second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain. Gonalons won the Coupe de France with them last season, but that is his only senior honour so far.
Arsenal fans will hope that he helps to bring them trophies in the short term future.