The Frenchman was said to be on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid this summer, pending the Spanish side’s appeal to lift a transfer ban, but the 26 year old has stated he may yet even stay at Lyon:
“It’s not sure that I leave the club where I came through the youth academy. There’s nothing signed, nothing official. Yes, I can leave, it doesn’t mean I’ll leave. I’m at a crossroads. I’m not ruling out any option. I’m good in Lyon, but I could go elsewhere.”
The striker is believed to be top of Arsene Wenger’s summer transfer wishlist, according to a report in the Evening Standard, and with these latest comments it seems he has reopened the door to making a switch to the Emirates.
Arsenal tried to sign the France international last summer with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirming the club’s interest in July last year. Lacazette’s signing will be a prize scalp for any team having scored 37 goals in 45 games in all competitions this season for the French club.