La­cazette can join ‘club of his heart’, say Lyon

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LYON: Lyon pres­i­dent JeanMichel Au­las said Tues­day he would al­low star striker Alexan­dre La­cazette to leave and join “the club of his heart“, but to that club and no other.

The France striker is thought to be in ad­vanced talks with Atletico Madrid, al­though the Span­ish club are await­ing a Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion (CAS) rul­ing to lift a trans­fer ban on them.

“This is not to say he will leave, but if the club of his heart can meet our terms things will go well,” said Au­las, with­out nam­ing the club con­cerned.

The 25-year-old La­cazette has scored 35 goals in 44 games for Lyon this sea­son and was France’s top scorer in 2014-15 when he was also named French player of the year.

“If a cer­tain num­ber of our play­ers don’t think we’re big enough then we will open the door and look for re­place­ments of the same qual­ity but with the right mind­set as well be­cause we’ve lacked that this year,” Au­las said. AFP

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