It is now official, Mathieu Bastareaud will do join Lyon on a short-term deal before leaving for his American adventure in December.
During the presentation of the recruits to the supporters on Wednesday night, the just-retired international evoked the idea of trying as back-rower at Lyon.
“With Pierre (Mignoni), we discussed the possibility of playing at Number 8,” he told reporters.
“I told him that I was not closed to play at that position. On the contrary, since we are talking about change, why not continue! It can also be exciting to take on this challenge over this period. After that, I think I still have a lot of work to perform at this key position. But we will try the bet!”
The manager Lou Pierre Mignonisees backed this idea, revealing he sees the opportunity to use Bastareuad in several key positions of the team.
“This versatility is something we talked about, it can be a real asset to him. It can be as good in 12 or 13 as in 7 or 8 and you have the option to use it at both positions. “