England defensive midfielder Ainsley Cory Maitland-Niles has joined Olympique Lyon on a four-year deal after he leaving from Arsenal, the French club announced on Monday.
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The 25-year-old Maitland-Niles, was a free agent after he departed from the English club after graduating from their academy in this year.
“I am really very happy to sign in here. If you told me when I was six years old that one day I would join Lyon here, I would have never imagined it really. I absolutely have to grab this opportunity.”
Maitland-Lyon started its Ligue 1 campaign at Strasbourg on Sunday.
Know more about Maitland-niles :
- Full name : Ainsley Cory Maitland-Niles
- Date of birth : 29 August 1997
- Age : 25 Years
- Place of birth : Goodmayes, England
- Height : 5 ft 10 in
- Position(s) : Right-back, defensive midfielder
- Parents : Jule Niles
- Education : Oaks Park Secondary School
- Siblings : Cordi Fletcher