Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Liverpool

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 1 - 2 Man Utd

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Lacazette expects Lyon stay

Alexandre Lacazette is aware of the clamour for his signature but says he intends to spend another season at Lyon.

Last Updated: 11/08/14 at 11:29 Post Comment

Alexandre Lacazette: Planning to spend another season in France

Alexandre Lacazette: Planning to spend another season in France

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 23-year-old striker, who enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2013/14, has been heavily linked with a switch to Newcastle United, with Alan Pardew once again turning his attention to the Ligue 1 market.

Liverpool have also reportedly taken an interest in a frontman who plundered 22 goals in all competitions last term.

The Premier League pair look like being left empty-handed, though, as Lacazette has no intention of entering into transfer talks.

He believes his ongoing development would be best served by another year in his homeland, with it important for him to get regular game time and challenge for the Golden Boot in the French top flight before looking to move on.

Lacazette told Le Parisien: “Why do I want to stay? Because I am happy at Lyon. Lyon is a nice club, a nice city and a nice project.

“There have been propositions from everywhere but after a lot of thinking, I decided it was better to stay.

“We will see at the end of the season if I was right, but I think I have made the right decision.

“Now, at the start of the season, I can’t think that I will score more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but I want to try and reduce the gap. One day I hope to be a great striker like him.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio suffers anterior cruciate ligament damage

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering knee ligament damage.

Mark Hughes signs new contract with Stoke City to summer 2018

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has signed a new contract with the club which runs until the summer of 2018.

Premier League, FA, Government launch plan for more 3G pitches

The Premier League, Football League and the Government are joining forces to invest in grassroots football facilities.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company