Transfer News: Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette open to Juventus move
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 02/04/14 5:06pm
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he is keen to play in a different league in the future and would be tempted by the prospect of joining Juventus.
Lacazette has scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for Lyon in Ligue 1 this season and has been linked with several Premier League clubs.
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Newcastle are all reported to have shown an interest in the 22-year-old, who has a further two years to run on his contract at Stade Gerland.
Juventus, who Lyon face in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, are also rumoured to be keen and the France international is prepared to take on a fresh challenge in the future.
“Would I like to play for Juventus? I’d be a liar if I said no,” Lacazette told Tuttosport.
“I’m tempted to try and experience abroad at a big club. And Juventus are one of the greatest clubs in Europe.
“My contract with Lyon expires in 2016, so we must see what the president [Jean-Michel] Aulas will say and decide.
“Are Arsenal and Liverpool interested in me? I repeat that an experience in another major championship fascinates me. But for now I just think of doing well for Lyon, the club where I have grown up.”