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Lyon's Makoun seeks January exit

Jean Makoun
Makoun is a Cameroon international who played at the 2010 World Cup

Cameroon international Jean Makoun is hoping the winter transfer window can provide him with an exit from Lyon.

The midfielder only returned to the French league strugglers' squad recently after a thigh injury.

Yet the 27-year-old remains a target for some fans who have demanded his departure from the Stade Gerland.

Although Makoun would like to play more regularly, he is unhappy with his current situation and intends to sit back and wait for offers to come in.

"I want to play and I'm going to keep my concentration and wait (for offers)," the Cameroonian said at a press conference.

"There are people working hard in this respect.

"We're obviously thinking about the winter transfer market and it's totally normal for me to be looking to see if I can get more playing time elsewhere."

Makoun arrived at the seven-time consecutive French champions (2002-2008) from Lille in 2008 for a fee of 14 million euros.

In recent times, he has become a target for abuse from sections of the Lyon support.

They blame Lyon coach Claude Puel, who formerly led Lille, for giving Makoun favourable treatment.

The Cameroonian has played 70 league games for Lyon, scoring eight times.

Lyon's fans have been unhappy this season, having seen their favourites drop into the relegation zone before a recent fightback allowed them to climb to 11th.

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