It’s probably bad news that Alexandre Lacazette has stated that he will stay at Lyon for next season, and the 23 year-old Lyon striker has expanded on why he told French TV channel Canal yesterday that he would stay at Lyon for next season.
Alexandre Lacazette – explains why he will stay at Lyon
This is what Alexandre has said:
“Why do I want to stay? Because I am happy at Lyon. Lyon is a nice club, a nice city and a nice project.¨ “There have been propositions from everywhere but after a lot of thinking, I decided it was better to stay.¨
“We will see at the end of the season if I was right, but I think I have made the right decision.¨ “Now, at the start of the season, I can’t think that I will score more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but I want to try.¨
¨One day I hope to be a great striker like him.”
This will be good news and bad news for the Lyon club.
It’s good news because Alexandre has said he will stay for next season, but it’s potentially bad news because next summer he will only have one year left on his contract, and unless Lyon can get him to sign a new contract – his transfer value will be less than it is this summer.
It could also be the same with Newcastle’s other Lyon target Clement Grenier, who has also made noises this summer at different times, about not wanting to leave Lyon.
We suppose Newcastle could turn to Loic Remy to try to get him to Newcastle this summer, or maybe a better option would be to try to get 22 year-old Arsenal striker Joel Campbell on loan for the season.
What do you think?
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