Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed that he has no intentions of leaving the French league at this moment in his career.
This comes as a major blow for clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool, who were thought to be looking at him as a potential signing in this transfer window.Lacazette has emerged as a real star in the French league after scoring more goals than the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season.Lacazette was a major reason behind Lyon finishing second in the table behind winners Paris St Germain, who have spent a lot of money. The striker has scored 27 goals compared to Ibrahimovic’s19 goals over the course of the league season.
This impressive campaign has seen him linked with teams like Liverpool and Arsenal. Due to the French connections, it is highly thought that Arsenal are the favourites to sign him. Lyon, though, have been using him in the pre-season friendly matches so far.Lacazette proved that last season was no flash in the pan after scoring in the 2-1 win over AC Milan. Even though it was a pre-season friendly, the 24-year-old showed some impressive qualities during the match. Apart fromLacazette, only Gignac of Marseille had managed to score more than 20 league goals last season.
“I want to show those who think that I have my head elsewhere that I’m still here. I have already said that I want to continue with Lyon.I have shown that I’m fully committed. It’s football that interests me, not money. I hope to have a strong season. It’s good. We want to highlight our preparation, to work on our fluidity. We know each other for the most part. We played a good match against a strong team and in a nice atmosphere. It gives you the desire to continue,” said the striker.