After just one season at the Stade Vélodrome, Pedretti will join the French champions for a €7m fee and on a four-year contract. The 24-year-old becomes the first new face at Lyon since Gérard Houllier arrived as coach at the end of last month.
Pedretti, capped 22 times by his country, cost Marseille €4.5m from FC Sochaux-Montbéliard last summer. However, after Marseille finished fifth to miss out on a UEFA Cup place, Pedretti could not resist the chance to play on the biggest stage with Lyon. The club reached the quarter-finals of last season's UEFA Champions League and won their fourth straight French title.
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