“The Champions league is where I want to be “Alexandre Lacazette over Liverpool links

Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has signal he could leave his childhood club this summer, but only to a team with presence in the Champions League and suit his style of play.

The Frenchman has oftentimes been rumoured with a move away from his home country, but the Lyon academy graduate has cull to remain loyal to the club he has been with for 14 years.

Nonetheless, it has been increasingly likely in recent months that this could be Lacazette’s last season at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, with interest straying for his services after scoring 22 goals in Ligue 1.
Arsenal and Liverpool are among those linked with the 25-year-old, but he insists that he will only leave for a team competing in the Champions League and also play attractive football.

This summer I might go for a breath of fresh air and try something different, always with the idea of progressing in football and as a person,” Lacazette told Uefa.com.

“I’m going to keep working, with the hope that good opportunities come for me this summer. [The team I join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football – passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”

Although there have been no suggestions of a bid from Liverpool or any other club for Lacazette, his comments could come appealing to the ears of Jurgen Klopp’s men.

The Reds scaled through Watford’s test with a 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road on Monday night, with Emre Can’s stunning goal securing the three points.


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