Chelsea BLOW! Lyon beat Blues in race to sign highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana

7 Jul

Lyon have beaten Chelsea to the signing of highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana.

The Blues were impressed by the promise shown by the 20-year-old since he broke into River Plate’s first team in 2014.

He has made 24 league appearances for the club as well as impressing for Argentina’s youth sides.

Antonio Conte is a big fan of the youngster and reports had suggested that the new Chelsea boss had instructed the club to sign Mammana.

However they faced competition from across Europe and it has now been confirmed that Ligue 1 side Lyon have completed the signing of the centre-back.

“I am very proud to have signed for a big club like Lyon,” Mammana told OLTV.

“I will do everything within my powers to reward the club for the faith shown in me. I have arrived at a big club to learn and to win titles.”


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