Newcastle's Kemen returns to France

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Having failed to break into Newcastle United's first team, Olivier Kemen has returned to France with Lyon.

Olivier Kemen has left Newcastle United for Ligue 1 side Lyon, having failed to make a senior appearance at St James' Park in two years.

The 19-year-old arrived from Metz in 2013, but could not make an impact on the first-team picture under Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren.

Kemen returns to Lyon for an undisclosed fee,.

He tweeted: "Official Lyon player... really happy to sign for this great club."