Lyon accept €25million bid for former Arsenal star

Lyon manger Rudi Garcia is battling to keep hold of their prize assets including the likes of Houssem Aouar (Picture: Getty)

Lyon have accepted a €25million offer from Hertha Berlin for former Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

The 22-year-old joined last season’s Champions League semi finalists last summer having resurrected an injury ravaged career during his solitary season at Angers.

Reine-Adelaide made just 14 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon last term, however, and had been keen to move on again in search of regular first team football.

Rennes had been in contention to sign the elegant midfielder whose burgeoning Arsenal career was effectively ended by a cruciate knee ligament injury but the French club were unwilling to to offer more than the €24m plus €1m in bonuses.

Hertha have now agreed personal terms with the France Under-21 international who is expected to complete his move to Germany before next week’s deadline, according to BILD.

Lyon, meanwhile, are continuing to fend off interest from Arsenal in their captain and prize asset Houssem Aouar. Mikel Arteta has identified the 22-year-old as the ideal player around whom he can build a new-look…