Alexandre Lacaette's future is the subject of more headlines amid the alleged ongoing interest of Arsenal among others.
The 23-year-old striker has been nothing short of sensational this season, scoring 25 goals in 30 matches and providing seven assists to boot.
The young French forward has netted a total of 63 goals in 176 games for the Ligue 1 side but this season he has hit another level, leading to much speculation about his future.
In a recent interview with Le10 Sport, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry called Lacazette “extraordinary,” but any Gunners fans hoping to see the prolific front-man at the Emirates Stadium soon may have to temper that hope.
Speaking to beIN Sports in an interview later published by the Express, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and former player Sonny Anderson both made it clear where they see Lacazette’s future.
“Alexandre is not for sale,” Aulas said. “He will not be for sale and he will not leave.”
Anderson offered a little more hope for those suitors willing to play the long-game when he said, “If the club continues in the same vein – to trust their youth – Alex will become increasingly essential and I think he can do even better next year.
“I think it is better for him to stay. To continue to develop he should spend one more season at OL.”
By that time he will still only be 24, and if Arsenal are interested in bringing a player Henry clearly rates very highly to North London, what harm would it do to wait?