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Toko Ekambi: Lyon sign Cameroon forward on loan from Villarreal

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Toko Ekambi: Lyon sign Cameroon forward on loan from Villarreal | Goal.com

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21:10 GMT 20/01/2020

Toko Ekambi

The Cameroonian striker has completed a temporary return to France to boost Rudi Garcia’s frontline for the remainder of the season

Lyon have announced the signing of Karl Toko Ekambi on loan from Villarreal until June 2020, with the option to buy.

Toko Ekambi’s signing comes as a reinforcement for the Kids who lost Memphis Depay to a serious knee injury in December.

The Indomitable Lions forward previously played for Angers in the Ligue 1 where he won the Marc-Vivien Foe prize before switching to Spain to team up with Villarreal in 2018.

During his one-and-a-half-year stint in La Liga, Toko Ekambi scored 16 goals in 35 appearances across two seasons.

Lyon confirmed their option to sign the 27-year-old in a permanent deal for around €11 million as they continue their chase for European football next season.

After Tuesday’s French League Cup game against Lille, Toko Ekambi is in line to make his Lyon debut on Sunday when Rudi Garcia’s side host Toulouse.

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