Bad news for Liverpool and Tottenham as Lyon striker wants to stay

Alexandre Lacazette is open to the idea of extending his contract at Olympique Lyonnais and remaining part of Hubert Fournier’s project at the club.

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OL are in fine fettle this season and sit atop the league heading into the weekend’s fixtures. They have played 32 matches—one more than second-placed Paris Saint-Germain—and have moved two points ahead of the reigning champions following a 2-0 midweek victory over SC Bastia.

Striker Lacazette has been influential in Lyon’s fine campaign and is currently the division’s top scorer, having bagged 25 goals—seven more than second-placed Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Naturally, Lacazette’s form has piqued interest in his services with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur linked to his signature.

However, both sides have had some bad news with the forward’s revelation that he is keen to sign a new deal at the Stade Gerland.

“I would like to extend [my contract],” the forward began, speaking to Le Progres [via foot sur 7], “I am good at OL and if I feel that the project continues to advance, I see myself staying…even if we don’t win the Champions League!”

Lyon-born Lacazette was formed with Les Gones, having joined the club as a youngster in 2003. He made his France debut in 2013 and scored his first goal for Les Bleus’ in the national team’s last match, against Denmark at the end of March.

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