Sunday 21 January 2018

Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette signs new Lyon contract

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette

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.

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