Jallet signs on with Les Gones

Lyon defender Christophe Jallet has expressed his delight at the club’s show of faith after he was handed a new deal at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

The France international is in his second season with Les Gones, having made the switch from Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.

Jallet has become an important figure for Bruno Genesio’s side, starting 18 games league games this term and scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Angers on February 6.

The 32-year-old right-back is looking forward to representing the team in the Champions League for a second year running as they currently occupy second place in the standings with five games remaining.

“I am very happy. It continues my adventure in Lyon,” Jallet told the club’s official website upon signing a one-year contract extension that ties him to Les Gones until June 2018.

“When I arrived we had the aim to become once more a big team on the European scene. I wanted to be a part of that project and I am 200 percent committed.

“The contract was sorted in two days. This mark of the club’s confidence pleases me enormously and gives me even more desire.”

Genesio added: “I am very happy for many reasons. He is one of the stars of the team and he is a motivator, thanks to his spirit and the example he sets.”