Inside Sport - - THE NUMBERS -

Lyon’s Alexan­dre La­cazett„e was another pop­u­lar tar­get this off­sea­son, linked to Atletico Madrid, Ar­se­nal and Manch­ester United. And whether it was the way his French was trans­lated, ev­ery­thing he had to say about his em­ploy­ment sta­tus sounded so pro­found ...

“There’s An­toine Griez­mann ... We have a nice story that we can con­tinue to write to­gether.” – On a pos­si­ble move to Atletico.

“Like ev­ery­one else, I heard the news. The de­ci­sion did not turn me up­side down, life goes on.” – Af­ter the move to Madrid was quashed be­cause of a trans­fer ban.

“The Premier League is a beautiful cham­pi­onship with in­ter­est­ing teams. But, for now, these are just ru­mours.” – On a move to Eng­land.

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