They had agreed everything with Atletico Madrid, Lyon, the Spanish club, and Alexandre Lacazette had everything arranged, he would be moving to Madrid this summer, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided differently.
Atletico cannot sign anyone in the summer transfer window, which leaves the France international in a rather awkward position. He will either wait until January, when Atletico will be able again to sign players, or…
Manchester United are reported to have intensified their interest in the Lyon striker, but no official offer has been made yet.
As for Lyon’s president, he was left with a bittersweet taste after the decision of the Court.
It’s good and bad news. It was, in financial terms, a very significant operation. Of course that has changed everything
Jean-Michel Aulas told reporters.
We had given Alex the green light to go to Atletico, the club of his heart. I’ve not had his agent on the phone, nor him, as I’ve been in Cardiff, but I had said to Alexandre not to get too far ahead of himself, as there can always be disappointments in football. It brings into question the commitments made on both sides. We had made progress on possible solutions. We might have one extra striker next season
the Lyon president said.