Emirates boss keen on Cameroonian international.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Lyon’s impressive defensive midfielder Jean Makoun this summer as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in more experienced players to add to his youthful Emirates squad. The Gunners boss has been impressed with Alex Song’s rise to prominence but is still looking for reinforcements to help beef up his midfield.
Makoun moved to Lyon from Lille in the summer of 2008 but has seen the perennial Ligue 1 champions, who had won the domestic title seven successive times before the Cameroonian international arrived, experience something of a dip in form finishing the past two seasons in third and second respectively.
Wenger is known to be an admirer of the tigerish battler and is apparently ready to make a bid in the region of £15m for the 27 year old who will be on show at the World Cup this summer. Although of slight build and only 5ft 8in in height the Lyon man has developed a reputation as a tough customer and has also developed an eye for crucial goals and came to the attention of many with his fine finish against Real Madrid that saw the French side topple the La Liga giants in the knock out stages of the Champions League last season.