Ligue 1 side will not be selling Alexandre Lacazette.
Lyon boss Hubert Fournier has insisted that his side will not selling star asset Alexandre Lacazette cheaply during the January transfer window, referencing Wilfried Bony’s big money move from Swansea City to Manchester City to slap a €40m price tag on the French international who has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal.
Lacazette is one of the highest scoring forwards in Europe this season and is currently in a stunning vein of form for Lyon, who are determined not to sell their key man this time, as they have in recent years with players including current Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Ligue 1 action, during which Lyon will be looking to strengthen their lead at the top of the table, Fournier used the Bony transfer to indicate how much the club would expect for Lacazette, but also insisted that he would be going nowhere:
“When I see that Swansea striker was sold for €40m to City, that gives us an idea how much the club can expect for this player.”
“We know what needs to be done in sporting terms and in terms of strengthening the team in order to keep him again next year knowing that this is an important year for him.”