French media has reported that Real Madrid have first refusal rights for Lyon wonderkid Rayan Cherki, according to Diario AS. If Lyon were to receive an offer for the player then Madrid would be allowed to match it to secure his signature.
Speaking to Lyon TV, Cherki expressed his desire to line out for Real Madrid in the future. “My dream is to play for Real Madrid one day and win the Balón d’Or.”
The 16-year-old has already played 24 games for Lyon, scoring nine goals and providing three assists. He made his debut last season.
Spanish paper ABC has reported that the French player would like to sign for Los Blancos this summer for a fee of around €10m. His plan would be to sign as soon as possible with the club of his dreams, then to continue on loan for two more years at Lyon until he reached an age when he can officially join Real Madrid.