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Gonalons promises commitment

12 January 2014 14:51

Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons insists he will give his all for the club despite his proposed move to Napoli collapsing.

Midfielder Gonalons was a transfer target of Napoli's and all indications suggested Lyon were willing to sell him if Rafael Benitez's side met their valuation.

But a reported offer of €17million was turned down by Lyon, who decided they wanted to keep the 24-year-old in Ligue 1.

Gonalons hinted at an exit in the future, but says he is now focusing on doing all he can to help the ninth-placed Lyon climb the table.

"I weighed up the pros and cons," Gonalons said.

"The (Lyon) president closed the door despite a great offer. I have to accept it, as I don't want to light a fire within the club.

"I'll continue giving my all for Lyon until the end of the season, then we will see.

"The offer from Napoli was interesting and I did think about it. In truth, in football things can change from one day to the next.

"I'll stay here, but will work hard to ensure new offers come in by June."

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