Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette signs new Lyon contract
Published 08/08/2015 | 11:41
Reported Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette has committed his future to Lyon for another year.
The 24-year-old forward, who scored 27 Ligue 1 goals and 31 in total for Les Gones in the 2014-15 season, has extended his contract at the Stade Gerland until 2019.
The surprise announcement was made during the official presentation of former United defender Rafael, with Lacazette saying: "I am very happy and proud to prolong my deal.
"Now the gossiping can stop... but I hope people are able to keep talking about me because I'm scoring goals and Lyon are winning things."
He then turned his attention to new team-mate Rafael, the Brazilian who this week signed a four-year contract in east-central France after seven years in Manchester.
"Everybody is really happy that Rafael is here. He is a modern full-back, quick and technically gifted," added Lacazette.
Lyon, whose league campaign begins against Lorient on Sunday, finished as runners-up to Paris St Germain last season.