Karl Toko Ekambi of Villarreal throughout the spanish league soccer match performed between CD Leganes and Villarreal CF at Butarque Stadium in Leganes, Madrid, Spain, on September 14, 2019
Cameroonian worldwide striker Karl Toko Ekambi has joined Lyon on mortgage from Villarreal till the tip of the season, the French membership introduced on Monday.
The 27-year-old, who has scored six targets this season, arrives at a Lyon facet sitting seventh in Ligue 1, seven factors adrift of Rennes within the third and last Champions League place.
Toko Ekambi will present Lyon coach Rudi Garcia with one other attacking possibility after winger Memphis Depay was dominated out till the tip of the season after struggling a knee harm.
Lyon can pay 4 million euros ($4.44 million) as a mortgage payment, with the deal together with an choice to make Toko Ekambi’s keep everlasting for 11.5 million euros.
The ahead scored 17 targets within the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season for Angers, earlier than netting 18 occasions in all competitions for Spanish outfit Villarreal final time period.
Lyon face Lille within the French League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, tackle Nice within the French Cup final 16 later this month and are additionally nonetheless within the Champions League, the place they are going to subsequent play Juventus.