Arsenal set to make windfall from 21-year-old Frenchman’s transfer to Lyon

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Arsenal will reportedly benefit from the youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s move from Angers to the fellow French club Lyon thanks to the 20 per cent sell-on clause the Gunners agreed when he left the Emirates Stadium last year.

The star impressed in Ligue 1 last campaign and is now set to join Les Gones for £23m, with a possible £2.3 million in add-ons, reports the Evening Standard.

Arsenal management secured the sell-on clause when he joined permanently for Angers the previous summer so are set to earn around £5 million from the move this year.

The 21-year-old forward never made a league appearance for the Gunners between signing from Lens back in 2015 and returning to France last year.

However, he impressed with Angers, making 30 matches last season in all competitions, netting three goals.

Such have been his displays that he has secured a move from Les Scoistes, a club that finished 13th in the French top-flight, to Lyon who will be competing in the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.

Jeff spoke to Goal in June about his exit from Arsenal: ‘It is true that I would like to speak a little less of Arsenal. I was young.’

‘It was complicated. ‘There was so much competition that it was difficult to get into the coach’s line-up.’

‘He [Emery] told me that the club did not rely too much on me. I took a blow, but Angers was on the lookout.’

‘It was a new chance, a new beginning. ‘The train does not pass often and I was happy to get back in the right car.’