Lyon spend big on Keita and Bodmer
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Exciting forward Abdulkader Keita and midfielder Mathieu Bodmer have signed four-year contracts with six-time reigning French Ligue 1 champions Lyon, the club has revealed.

The transfer of the 25-year-old Keita for 16 million euros is the second highest Lyon have ever been involved in, after Brazilian Sonny Anderson, who left Barcelona for 18 million euros.

Ivorian Keita had been at Lille since 2005, and last season scored nine goals in 36 league appearances. The 24-year-old Bodmer, who had been at Lille the last four seasons, joined Lyon for six million euros.