Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is preparing to sell top scorer Alexandre Lacazette and has revealed the player has a verbal agreement to join Spanish club Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette, 25, has two years remaining on his contract but has made it clear he wants to leave the club.
‘Alex has a verbal agreement with one club, Atletico. We have accepted Alex’s demand to speak exclusively with this club,’ Aulas said after Saturday’s season-ending 3-3 home draw with Nice.
‘But the quid pro quo of this exclusivity is that the transfer is done on our terms. For the time being, after two direct contacts, the offer is not completely in line with what we wish for.’
Lacazette scored twice on Saturday for a personal best tally of 28 league goals in a season. He also reached 100 league goals for Lyon and 129 since coming through the club’s youth academy and making his debut during the 2009-10 campaign.
Culled from Mail