Yoann Miguel Gourcuff is a French international footballer who is an attacking midfielder for French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1. Described as one of the best French players of his generation, he diversifies as a withdrawn striker, a skilled playmaker and an accomplished passer of the ball. His playing skills and dexterity have drawn comparisons to the French legend Zinedine Zidane. Yoann started with FC Lorient, of Ligue 1 and in 2001, proved to be his father, Christian Gourcuff's, son by joining the Rennes. He advanced through the youth ranks quite easily and made it to the senior team. His individual achievement made him a fan favorite and a hot commodity among the club scouts that subsequently led him to join Italian club AC Milan. UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award and French Player of the Year for the 2009 calendar year are a few other honours in his kitty. In August 2010, he joined Olympique Lyonnais on a five-year contract.
Rumour: Arsenal targeting Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff
With Draxler rumors still going on, Arsenal are already looking elsewhere for an alternative in case if their pursuit for the German star fails. Yoann Gourcuff is the alternative we are talking about. According to Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in signing French playmaker Yoann Gourcuff from Lyon. Wenger is said to be a long-term admirer […]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, ...
Newcastle vs Chelsea player ratings: Terry’s MOTM performance not enough
Newcastle United: Tim Krul Hardly threatened by the Chelsea attack, the Dutchman only had to make one save all game. Mathieu Debuchy Guilty of giving the ball away too often with 54 per cent passing accuracy, although he made a sensational block to deny Eto’o. Mike Williamson Made eight clearances as Nawcastle were pinned in [...]The post
Lyon fire sale: 4 players who could leave the cash-strapped Ligue 1 side
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas this morning admitted to Le Monde that missing out on qualification for the Champions League means that his side may be forced to sell a number of their better players in order to balance the books. The holding company owning Lyon posted a €20m loss recently, which may have to be [...]The post
Yoann Gourcuff's contract talks stumble – Should Wenger make a move?
Arsenal target Yoann Gourcuff is having trouble to extend his contract with this current club Lyon. Gourcuff is Wenger’s target for well over three years now and the French International has always[...]