Announced by several media, the return of Alexandre Lacazette to the OL is in the pipeline. The director of recruitment of the Rhone club has confirmed it.
OL Mercato: Cheyrou tries to bring Lacazette back to Lyon
In recent days, there is talk of the return of Alexandre Lacazette to OL. At the end of his contract in June 2022, he does not want to extend his adventure at Arsenal and will be free to join the club of his choice at the end of the season. An opportunity that Olympique Lyonnais wants to seize to recover its former striker trained and revealed at the Rhone club. In comments on the website of the Gones, Bruno Cheyrou confirmed the interest of Lyon for the 30-year-old forward. Better still, he hopes for the return of the latter as was the case with Tanguy Ndombele this winter.
“When we talked about Tanguy during the January mercato, at first I thought it was impossible, that he would never come back. But in front of his will to come back, we managed to do it. I’m not saying that we will succeed, but we must try to bring back Alexandre Lacazette,” said the director of the recruitment unit at OL.
The experience of the striker interests Olympique Lyonnais
The latter hopes to make a big move with the Tricolore (16 caps, 3 goals) who spent 5 seasons in a row with the Gunners and the Premier League. “Without selling dreams to anyone, we will try to be as ambitious as possible […] Corentin Tolisso and Lacazette, they were largely above Lyon. And if Lacazette could come back with more experience and maturity … who would be against his return of Alexandre “? As a reminder, the latter was transferred to Arsenal in July 2017 for €53 million, the 2nd biggest sale in the history of the OL, behind Tanguy Ndombele (€62 million excluding bonuses).