According to reports from The Daily Mail, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has revealed he wants to move to the Premier League in the summer.
After bagging 31 goals across all competitions last season to claim Ligue 1’s Player of the Year award, the France international was linked with a number of Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window – including Arsenal and Manchester United.
He eventually rejected Premier League advances to sign a four-year contract extension at Stade de Gerland and has gone on to net nine times in 22 outings this term – including two strikes in the Champions League’s group stages.
But according to The Daily Mail, the 24-year-old forward is now more open to leaving Les Gones – with a move to the English top flight next summer particularly in his thoughts.
Citing The Telegraph, The Mail quote Lacazette as saying; “Now I am used to dealing with all the rumours. But when they started, maybe two years ago, I was destabilised a little by it. But now I am used to it. For me, it’s not so hard because I was not ready to leave two years ago or even last season.
“I was not ready then and my goal is not to go to England for the sake of going to England and I don’t want to go to a club and sit on the bench. So at that time it was not hard for me to stay here. It was a question of waiting until I was ready and I am now ready this summer.”
Whilst the France international’s latest comments will have undoubtedly pricked the ears of a number of English clubs, The Daily Mail moot Arsenal and Chelsea as the more interested parties.