Hubert Fournier: £42m gets you Lacazette

The Lyon manager puts price tag on the want-away forward

Lyon manager Hubert Fournier has admitted that a bid of £42m would be enough for the French Ligue 1 side to part with Alexandre Lacazette. 

Lacazette netted 27 league goals for Lyon last season, form which has attracted attention of Europe’s elite clubs, including Premier League trio, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

However, talks over a new deal with the 24-year-old France international have stalled, with Lacazette eyeing a pay rise, after helping Lyon return to the Champions League.

Lacazette has also resisted calls from the Club President, Jean-Michel Aulas to pen a new deal at the club, with his current contract having a further three-years to run.


In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, Fournier stated that he is confident that the player will stay – but should clubs match Lyon’s asking price, then a move would be inevitable.

He said: “I’m not worried about Alexandre.

“Of course, if a €50-60m (£35-42m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck, but I really feel like he wants to stay.”


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