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Former Tottenham target signs for Al-Gharafa

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Al-Gharafa have announced the arrival of Lisandro Lopez from Lyon, confirming the 30-year-old will join subject to passing a medical.

The Argentine, who is in his final year of his contract in France, had previously been linked with a move to England, with Tottenham showing interest in the forward.

But he will now make the switch to the Qatari side providing there are no issues with his medical. 

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had previously stated that he would like to keep Lopez at the club and it would be sad to lose a player on his calibre.

However, in an official announcement, Lyon told the press that they had allowed the striker to leave due to 'personal reasons' also thanking the striker for his contribution to the club.

Lopez who joined Lyon from Portuguese club Porto for a deal worth €24 million, has scored 82 goals in 166 appearances for the club.

It has been announced that the 30-year-old will say his farewell to fans during Lyon's opening game against Nice at Stade Gerland on Saturday.

With Bafetimbi Gomis close to leaving the club as well, Lyon will look to strengthen their squad before the new season begins. 

Lorient striker Jeremie Aliadiere has now been rumoured as a priority target for the French side.

 

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