Grenier pleased with Lyon stay

Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Clement Grenier says he is fully committed to getting back on the field of play after an injury-ravaged season.

Grenier, who has only been involved in 28 minutes of first-team football this season, was strongly linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 giants – as the talented midfielder was not guaranteed to walk into his number 10 role upon returning to full fitness.

However, the France international insists he has no regrets, after being assured that he's still held in high regard by the club's hierarchy.

"I had offers to go elsewhere, but I still wanted to stay at the club as I have a blind faith in my directors," he told the league's official website. "I have started to make progress. 

"I want to get moving forward again start enjoying myself by performing well." 

Domestic rivals Nice were strongly linked with a move for the player, but the Lyon academy graduate says the last time he rejected a summer departure, he had the best run of form in his career, and is expecting a similar result this campaign.

"I don't regret anything. The year I first decided to stay at the club, my choice was vindicated as I was called up to the France squad," he added. 

"I'm still at this club and despite some tough moments, I'm sure things will go well once again. I'm 25 and I certainly have some good years ahead of me."