If it weren’t for the transfer ban imposed on Atletico Madrid, he would have already signed for the Spanish club. The fact that they can’t sign players until coming January, complicated things.
Alexandre Lacazette’s future remains unclear, Atletico are still hoping to convince him to wait until January, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are reported to be interested in him, but surprising as it may look, Lyon’s president would prefer him to stay in France, even if it were for PSG!
I know Nasser [Paris Saint-Germain boss] suggested to Noel Le Graet [president of the French Football Federation] that he is not investing that much in French players because he thought other presidents of French clubs looked badly upon it
Jean-Michel Aulas starting telling France Football, before… throwing a bomb.
I want him to know that if he makes an offer for Alexandre at least equal to that of the other clubs bidding for him, then Alex can go to Paris without problem
the Lyon president said, adding
I am a businessman and a modern club president. Transfer money must be reinvested into French football, as I always did when we were at the peak of our powers. When transfer money is shared abroad, it strengthens our competitors instead.