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Kemen swaps Newcastle for Lyon after signing four-year deal
September 1, 2015 / 8:02 AM / 2 years ago

Kemen swaps Newcastle for Lyon after signing four-year deal

(Reuters) - Newcastle United midfielder Olivier Kemen has joined Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year contract, according to a statement on the French club’s website.

Lyon said they had agreed to pay an initial fee of 750,000 euros ($848,625) for the 19-year-old Frenchman, in a statement on the club's website (

Newcastle are entitled to a percentage of any fee if the French club sell Kemen on in the future.

“Officially a Lyon player, really very happy to sign for this great club,” Kemen said on Twitter on Monday night.

Newcastle signed Kemen from Ligue 2 side Metz in 2013 but he never played for the senior side.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien

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