Lyon reportedly tried to re-sign Arsenal boss Alexandre Lacazette last month but will now try to bring him back in the summer.
The Ligue 1 side won the striker from the Gunners in a £53m move in the summer of 2017, with the Frenchman scoring 70 goals in 192 appearances at the Emirates Stadium.
But the 30-year-old, who has scored five goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season, now has just five months left on his contract in north London and there is no sign the club or the player are willing to extend. your contract. contract.
Lyon will reportedly try to re-sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer after failing in January.
Lacazette scored 129 goals in eight years at Lyon before joining the Gunners in 2017
Y Claim of the French medium L’Equipe Lyon will try to take advantage of his contract entering its final months by contacting his entourage about a possible return to Groupama Stadium in January.
However, a deal was deemed impossible given that he is now Arsenal’s main centre-forward and the player who wears the armband following the freezing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his subsequent move to Barcelona.
The report adds that Lyon has not been put off re-signing his academy product once his contract with the Gunners expires, and the striker maintains close ties with his former club.
Lacazette remains fourth on Lyon’s all-time top scorers list behind Serge Chiesa, Bernard Lacombe and leader Fleury Di Nallo, having scored 129 goals in 275 games for them in his eight-year spell before his switch. to the Premier League.
Lacazette is Arsenal’s main striker after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was frozen and later allowed to join Barcelona.
Mikel Arteta (centre) said that Lacazette’s future will not be discussed until the end of the season
Salaries alone are reported to prevent his return to Lyon, given that even a cut to his actual £182,000-a-week contract at Arsenal would be difficult for the French side to afford.
But his future surely seems to lie far away from Arsenal, as boss Mikel Arteta ruled in November that his future will not be discussed until the summer.
“I don’t know, there are so many things in his contract,” Arteta said. ‘What I can say is that I am very happy with what Lacazette is doing.
“We’re not going to talk about any of that until the end of the season.”
His departure could result in the Gunners needing two forwards at least in the summer, and Eddie Nketiah is also expected to leave for free in June after turning down multiple contract extension offers.
Lille star Jonathan David, Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Real Sociedad player Alexander Isak have been linked as his replacements.
Eddie Nketiah (left) is likely to join Lacazette in leaving Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer