Lyon coach Bruno Genesio has confirmed that Emmanuel Adebayor is close to joining the Ligue 1 club on a free transfer.
Genesio is seeking attacking reinforcements after an injury to Alexandre Lacazette, and on Thursday used their ‘joker’ transfer to sign teenager Jean-Philippe Mateta from Championnat National side Chateauroux.
But while the 19-year-old could soon be involved in the first-team picture, Genesio also wants more experienced cover and Adebayor has travelled to Lyon to finalise a deal.
“He has arrived in Lyon and I’ll meet him after this press conference,” said Genesio as he spoke ahead of Sunday’s match away to rivals Marseille. I have many things to ask him, including about his last experience with Crystal Palace. I want to know about his form and his motivations for wanting to join us. I also need to know more about his physical level. t will not be an interview but a conversation to get a real idea of the player and the man. It’s very important to me.”