Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he is interested in moving to the Premier League in the coming summer, putting a host of clubs – including Arsenal, on red alert.
It’s believed that a bid from Newcastle was accepted earlier this month for the 24-year-olds signature, although Lacazette himself refused the move.
Harbouring ambitions of a move to England’s top division, the Lyon forward admitted that January wouldn’t be the right time to move because of the European Championship next summer – instead, as per the Telegraph, claiming he has spoken to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas regarding a move away.
Yes, I am thinking about it and the Premier League is very attractive for a player.
But I know that to go there I have to do well this season. So I am very concentrated on doing well and maybe, after that, I will go there.
So I know that it is possible that I will move to the Premier League and Lyon are aware of that also. There is no formal agreement that I will go but the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] knows that it’s a possibility that I will leave Lyon at the end of the season.
With Arsenal believed to be heavily interested throughout the majority of the summer, the Gunners could move for the Frenchman once more.
However, the form of Olivier Giroud thus far this season could persuade Arsene Wenger to ignore potential interest in the 24-year-old, with Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck worthy backups to the target man.