Valencia completes move for Lyon's Diakhaby

Mouctar Diakhaby has joined Valencia from Lyon, having earlier been linked with multiple Premier League clubs.

Departing Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby   -  Getty Images

Valencia has completed the signing of defender Mouctar Diakhaby from Lyon in a reported €15million switch.

The France Under-21 international had been linked with Premier League clubs, but has instead sealed a move to La Liga, signing a five-year deal.

Diakhaby's contract at Valencia includes a €100m release clause, while he will be presented at his new club on Friday.

The centre-back, 21, started just eight Ligue 1 games in 2017-18, having featured in Lyon's starting XI 22 times in the previous campaign.

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