Clément Grenier is a French football player who currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1. king. Grenier can play on the right side of midfield, as well as in the attacking midfield position just behind the striker. Grenier began his career with his hometown club FC Annonay starring with the club's under-9 Benjamins team. . Eventually, in July 2002, he secured a move to Lyon joining the club's youth academy. He caught noticeable attention during the 2007–08 season performing well enough domestically and internationally to garner interest from Spanish club Real Madrid, English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, and Italian club Internazionale. On 15 May 2008, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal until 2011. Though Grenier was on the senior team and featured in several of the club's preseason matches ahead of the 2008–09 season, he spent the majority of the campaign playing with the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur.Grenier played in 16 league matches and scored his only one goal with the team against Adge. Grenier has featured for all of France's national youth teams beginning with the under-16 team making his debut in the team's 0–0 draw with Poland on 13 March 2007. He scored his first and only goal for the team on 3 April in the team's opening group stage match against Cameroon in the Montaigu Tournament. France won the match 2–0.
Why Clement Grenier signing would add little to Arsenal’s attacking and creative ranks
It’s been of little surprise that, since the news of Cesc Fabregas’ move to Chelsea surfaced on Thursday, Arsenal fans have been left bemused by the latest career move of their erstwhile luminary. Many will find it hard to fathom the sight of the diminutive Spaniard in a blue shirt next season but the overwhelming [...]The post
Rumour: Arsenal target Clement Grenier after rejecting Cesc Fabregas option
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Three reasons why Arsenal should sign Clement Grenier
Arsenal have been linked with a move for French international Clement Grenier, and a January move for the Lyon midfielder may be on the cards. While the 23-year old yesterday denied looking for a move to the Premier League, but here’s a look at three reasons why the Gunners should break the bank to sign […]The post
Arsenal are to rekindle their interest in Lyon’s midfield maestro Clement Grenier, according to The Mirror. The 22-year-old was linked with a move to north London last summer but nothing transpired. It now seems that Arsene Wenger will go in for the midfielder again with the news that Theo Walcott is set to sit out [...]The post
League Focus: Four conclusions from the Ligue 1 season so far
1) Paris Saint-Germain are far stronger for having a fit Thiago Motta
Much has changed for PSG in the last 12 months. At the beginning of the season, Laurent Blanc outlined his hope that PSG would become more of a dominant team, ...
Scout Report: Top 5 European youngsters who can play in the EPL
With the Premier League lacking any great young talent in it’s top clubs, we look at some players who could change that Player: Alfred Duncan Position: Defensive Midfield Nationality: Ghana Club: Inter Milan Age: 20 Perfect For: Chelsea Inter youngster Alfred Duncan has failed to impress in Serie A. With speed and strength his main […]The post
Arsenal linked with crafty French attacker who could boost their title hopes
In a familiar set of circumstances, Arsenal are once again being linked with a move for Lyon’s Clement Grenier, with the view to making a January move, according to the Express. French, 22 years of age and currently one of the gems in Ligue 1 – the criteria are certainly all ticked by Arsene Wenger’s [...]The post