Alexandre Lacazette “open” to return to Lyon

With his contract with Arsenal running out in June this year, French striker Alexandre Lacazette (30) sat down with Canal+ to discuss his future. The former French international evoked a potential to return to Lyon, the club where he spent his entire career before his transfer in 2017, scoring 129 goals in 275 games.

On discussions with Lyon:

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I’m in discussion with a lot of clubs, I’m open. I never cut contact with Lyon since I left. I try to go back to the club once or twice a year to see the medical staff because we’re really close. So yes, now Lyon know that I’m free, they’ve come by the information.

Whether he would return without European qualification:

It’s a bit more complicated. I want to play in Europe. It’s been a long time since I’ve played in the Champions League too, I miss it. It’s a bit complicated. Nothing is impossible in life, but it’s a bit more complicated.

Whether Lyon has lost a part of its identity:

Yeah, it’s true that it’s a bit sad, a bit of a shame that we all left at the same time. That was maybe an error from the club. I know that quality is arriving with [Castello] Lukeba, [Maxence] Caqueret and [Rayan] Cherki, who are doing a great job. There’s [Malo] Gusto too, who’s superb. But we’ll see for the future.

On a potential reunion of the old Lyon “gang”:

Yeah, it would be good. But it’s not up to me. But it’s true it would be good. Sure, partly, I have my voice but to bring back Coco [Tolisso] and Sam [Umtiti] it’s not me who decides.