Olympique Lyonnais star striker Alexandre Lacazette has commented on his future, as speculation linking him with a transfer to the Premier League has intensified ahead of the summer transfer window, and admits he isn’t sure where he’ll be playing next season.
The Ligue 1’s top scorer has been in devastating form for Lyon this season – scoring 31 goals in all competitions – and understandably his performances have attracted the interest of a number of top clubs across Europe.
Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked to his name [via Calciomercato], while Liverpool emerged as latecomers to the chase – although the Reds’ chances of signing the forward were quickly dismissed by Les Gones’ owner Jean-Michel Aulas, via his Twitter account.
Lacazette recently discussed speculation that he could exit the Stade de Gerland in the summer, and admitted that he would find it difficult to turn down La Liga duo Barcelona or Real Madrid if they came knocking.
The 24-year-old told French newspaper Le Parisien, “I have not made my decision. I will go on holiday, leave my agent to discuss things, for him to look after all that. I am not worried,” as quoted by the Express.
“It won’t worry me at all. As soon as I have decided, I want it all to happen quickly. When? That is the question. I could stay at Lyon next season and have a terrible season, I could leave and have an incredible season,” he added.
“Everything depends on the destination. It would have to be for a Champions League club, Barcelona and Real Madrid, you don’t reject them.
“But today, between leaving and staying, it is not 50-50, it is 0. I am not thinking about it. I am going to enjoy the national team and I will think about it after.”
His comments have certainly ruled out a transfer to Liverpool, with Brendan Rodgers’ side have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.