Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed that they are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette when his contract expires in the summer. Lacazette has permission to speak to foreign clubs as he enters into the last six months of his contract. Aulas said during the signing of Tanguy Ndombele on loan from Tottenham that they are also interested in bringing back Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.
“It’s Lacazette, he interests us because he marked this club,” Aulas said about the interest of Lyon in Alexandre Lacazette. “It’s a profile that interests us and we have always been in contact with him. This is part of the guiding ideas brought by (new sporting director) Bruno Cheyrou. In our context, yes it (Lacazette) is more accessible than Benzema. We have to try to see if we can do it as a free player but we will not be alone.”
“I’m very proud, especially because my family is Spanish from my mother’s side,” he said later. “I’m really proud and happy to be here. My main goal is to help the team and give everything I can to bring the team back into the Champions League and stuff like that. I’m just happy to be here and I will try to give everything. It’s amazing to have him (Xavi) as a coach, he’s been a fantastic player as everyone knows and I’m sure as a coach he will bring us something that we will learn.”
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