Olympique Lyonnais forward Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that a lack of progress could see him head for the exit door.
The 22-year-old has been one of the shining lights in France’s top flights this season, and has completely gazumped his more renowned strike partner Bafetimbi Gomis in the goals and assists charts – netting 13 and assisting a further two in comparison with Gomis’ 10 Ligue 1 goals.
Financial restrictions, however, have seriously hindered the club. As a result of a poor start to the season, Lyon find themselves in fifth spot – seven points behind third-place Lille who occupy the final Champions League spot. Missing out on a European spot could see the club forced to sell off its better players.
Alexandre Lacazette is Lyon’s most valuable star, and according to Get French Football, he has dropped a hint expressing his willingness to move on.
Get French Football Tweeted the player’s quotes:
Alexandre Lacazette: 'If there is a club that is very interested in me and I don't feel I can progress at Lyon, then we will discuss.' #OL— Get French Football (@GFN_France) marzo 9, 2014
Despite remaining five Ligue 1 games unbeaten, Lyon’s lack of progress this season is evident and there is little chance of the club repeating their third-placed finish from last season.
It’s good news for Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal – as perhaps they can grab him on a cut-price deal. Alongside Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Sterling, he would add to an exciting young group of attacking talent at Anfield. However, he may find first-team appearances more accessible at Arsenal as Olivier Giroud’s lack of competition for the striking role.
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