The twenty five - year - aged club captain has determined that his long term continues to be with Les Gones, irrespective of reportedly attracting the desire of a quantity of golf equipment across Europe, like Arsenal and Napoli.
The news has been welcomed by the French club's hierarchy, which include new supervisor Hubert Fournier, who will hope Gonalons can assist Lyon increase upon their fifth- spot league complete very last period.
The former Reims head mentor instructed the club's formal web page : "I am a extremely delighted coach. We have a sporting job and it truly is incredibly significant to have gamers like Maxime, that depict the spirit of the club.
" It is a huge determination and a sturdy a single for him. It can be not a little very little club that was knocking on his door ! I chatted with him a few weeks back. He informed me then that he wanted to remain at the club.
"This decision is an honour to him. He has been one particular of the leaders of the club for a very long time. I can sense he is incredibly connected to OL. He is OL's captain and that says it all."
Gonalons, who skipped out on a place in France's Planet Cup squad but was on Didier Deschamps' reserve list for Brazil, progressed by means of the youth ranks at Lyon ahead of building his 1st - team debut in 2009.
He has absent on to make 144 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon, scoring five objectives. He received the initial of his 6 France caps in 2011 in a welcoming against Usa.
Lyon also announced that they anticipate striker Mohamed Yattara to signal a new contract extension following 7 days.