£34m international confirms he’s open to summer move amid Liverpool interest

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE admits he will think about leaving Lyon in the summer.

The 25-year-old French striker has been with Lyon for his entire career to date and was the subject of fierce transfer speculation during the last transfer window.

The Ligue 1 club claimed that they rejected a £30m bid from Arsenal in July and reports in Spain recently said that Liverpool are now keen on him as well.

Lacazette still has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal and Lyon are still reluctant to let their star go.


But he says he will evaluate his situation at the end of the season.

“Right now, honestly, I’m thinking of this season,” the 25-year-old told Le Progres.

“I prefer to concentrate on the team, play, score and try to beat the record of the club’s legends. I know I’m behind Serge Chiesa [134 goals].

“After that, next summer, we’ll see. Lots of big names have been circulating and it’s nice. We must think.

“This summer, there were some very interesting offers, but the president [Jean-Michel Aulas], for the good of the club, said no. And I understood.

“For me, staying here next year would not be a failure.

“After that, I’m open to anything that might happen outside. I will be at an age when we must make decisions.”

The £34m-rated Lacazette, who has ten caps for France, has scored 12 goals in 15 appearances for Lyon this season.

Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas claimed last season that Lacazette is ‘better than Bale’. While ex-Reds boss Gerard Houllier has no doubts about Lacazette, though and he’s convinced that his compatriot can be a success in the Premier League:

“He [Lacazette] can be world-class. He’s a very dedicated professional, so if he looks after himself he can become really top notch.”


Bruno Genesio’s side are currently sixth in the French league table and face Sevilla in Champions League tomorrow night.

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