France midfielder Grenier extends Lyon deal

Lyon`s French international playmaker Clement Grenier has agreed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2018.

Lyon, who finished second in Ligue 1 last season to return to the Champions League, announced the news on their website on Thursday.

The player`s existing contract was due to expire at the end of next season.

Grenier, who joined OL as an 11-year-old, has won five caps for France. However, he missed last year`s World Cup and the bulk of last season through injury, only returning to feature in the run-in.