French forward only available after next season, Lyon tell Arsenal and Liverpool

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool have been told by French side Lyon that will need to wait until 2017 to sign Alexandre Lacazette. The Ligue 1 side have been fighting hard to keep the 23 year old forward over the last two transfer windows and club president Jean-Michel Aulas claims they should be able to do so further. Lyon will have a brand new stadium after the Euro 2016 tournament and Aulas insists that Lacazette will still be around till that time and told beIN Sports,

“Alexandre is not for sale.”

“He is part of the generation of players we want to take to the new stadium.”

“He will not be for sale and he will not leave.”

Further Lyon legend Sonny Anderson, who agrees with him, added,

 “The club’s project corresponds fully with his progress and is being implemented so he can continue to thrive at Lyon.”

“If the club continues in the same vein – to trust their youth – Alex will become increasingly essential and I think he can do even better next year.”

“I think it is better for him to stay. To continue to develop he should spend one more season at OL.”

“With the arrival of the new stadium and the likely qualification for the Champions League the club will be a lot more ambitious.”

“All that being said, he should stay at least one more season. In my view, it’s even essential.”

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