Arsene Wenger has revealed his interest in Clement Grenier, who plays in Ligue 1 for Lyon.
The 22-year-old, who is a product of Lyon’s youth set-up, is highly regarded in France and has been picked ahead of Yohann Gourcuff this season.
“We are following him,” Wenger told Telefoot. “His intelligence of play pleases me. He has interesting qualities. He reminds me of Nasri.”
“He has been preferred to Yoann Gourcuff during important matches this season and his chief qualities include his free-kicks, and he scored a fantastic goal against Nice just last week. He is also renowned for his excellent vision, his ability to direct attacks and also to work for his team-mates. The only thing he lacks is consistency.
“The midfielder, a product of the club’s youth academy, has represented France at Under-21s level and featured regularly for his side throughout the 2012-13 Ligue 1 season.”