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Karl Toko Ekambi : "OL is a club that cannot be refused"

Published on 21 January 2020 at 11:03 AM
Karl Toko Ekambi : « L’OL est un club qui ne se refuse pas »
The new Lyon recruit, Karl Toko Ekambi, was presented to the media this Tuesday morning with Jean-Michel Aulas, Juninho and Florian Maurice. The press conference can be found in full on OL Play.

Karl Toko Ekambi

"I am very happy to be here today and to be part of the Lyon adventure. I can't wait to start playing for my new team. I had already had contact with OL. But as soon as the opportunity arose, I immediately said yes. I always dreamed of playing at OL. This is a club that cannot be refused. I really liked playing in La Liga but I was born in France and I have played here. It’s a pleasure to come back and join OL. I do not see myself necessarily as a starter; I take things day to day. There are very good players. I came here to work and to achieve the goals of the club. There is always pressure, the desire to perform right away ... I prefer to play in the position that the coach asks me ... I was impressed by the infrastructure. "




Jean-Michel Aulas

"We are very happy to welcome Karl. He joins us in the form of a loan with a purchase option which is not compulsory. If it goes well, he would join for four and a half years. The loan fee is four million. The idea is that he fits into the squad. That was priority number one. He is the 11th Cameroonian in our history, and the 8th since my arrival. We have strong ties with this country. He received the Marc Vivien-Foé Prize in 2018, a player who impressed us a lot here. "


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