OL scares Madrid and United off: Cherki will extend his contract
Rayan Cherki is one of the great talents of European football despite being only 16 years old. The player, who is sought after by some of the continent's top teams, will eventually stay with Olympique Lyon.
L'Équipe' assured that the young player will extend his contract with Olympique de Lyon in the next few days. Last summer he signed his first professional agreement until 2022, and he will extend it for another year, until 2023, which will mean an increase in his salary.
Cherki has been one of the joys in an atypical season for Olympique Lyon. The French team, still alive in the Champions League, will not play European competition unless they win the title.
Teams of the stature of Manchester United and Real Madrid had put the spotlight on the young Frenchman, who was able to make his debut with the first team and score despite being only 16 years old.
Nominated for the Golden Boy, it was Aulas himself who confirmed the interest of Europe's top teams in his player. Cherki has dazzled both in the Youth League and with the older players