Club Boss Confirms: Man Utd Are Free to Sign £60m Goal-machine
Lyon would not stand in the way of Alexandre Lacazette sealing a big transfer to Manchester United or Barcelona, according to the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The France international has had another outstanding season in front of goal for the Ligue 1 giants, netting 21 goals in 24 games in all competitions to spark fresh rumours over his future.
United are one of many clubs to be linked with an interest in Lacazette in recent years, and it seems they could be in with a real chance of landing him in the near future.
Along with Barcelona, the Red Devils were named by Aulas as one of two major clubs that Lyon would not look to prevent their star player from joining.
‘If Barcelona or Manchester United one day present a suitable offer, we won’t stop Lacazette,’ he admitted.
This will come as bad news to Arsenal, who have perhaps shown the strongest interest in the 25-year-old forward down the years, only to fail with a bid for him last summer.
Reports in France recently claimed it would likely take as much as £60million to persuade Lyon to sell Lacazette, though that shouldn’t be too big a fee to put United off.