Govou set to leave Lyon

Sidney Govou has revealed he will leave Lyon when his current contract expires in June.

Sidney Govou has revealed he will leave Lyon when his current contract expires in June.

The 30-year old Frenchman has been with the club his entire career but has decided that he and the manager, Claude Puel, do not see eye-to-eye and he is now pondering the next stage in his career.

"Will I leave? Yes, at the end of my deal in June. I took the decision a long time ago,” Govou told L’Equipe.

"In the changing room and around the club I feel people want me to stay, but I don't know what can make me want to stay.

"I have no relationship. I don't like his man-management.

"I know you can't let the players do what they want, but I regret the lack of understanding between us."

in regards where he would go next, Govou mentioned Lyon’s French Ligue 1 rivals Paris St Germain but was non-committal in his answer.

"Paris St Germain would appeal to me but they have problems of their own and I don't know if they would want me,” he added.

"I could have spoken out earlier, but in December the team was in a difficult situation and I didn't want to make things worse."

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