Bosnian starlet Miralem Pjanic has revealed that he turned down Aston Villa in order to agree a transfer to French giants Lyon.
The 18 year-old is expected to move to Stade Gerland on a five-year deal in the coming days despite attracting interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
However it is Martin O'Neill's Villa that the player claims he rejected in order to continue his career in France.
"That is why logically I looked to OL. There is enough work, I made the best choice."