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Lacazette extends Lyon deal

France striker Alexandre Lacazette extends deal with Lyon until 2019

Lacazette extends Lyon deal

LYON, France (AP) -- Ending weeks of speculation about his possible move to the Premier League, Alexandre Lacazette has signed a new deal with Lyon until 2019.

Lacazette, the league's top scorer last season with 27 goals, was reportedly courted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool after a brilliant season in which he also earned the player of the year award.

Lacazette signed a one-year extension. He said "people can stop talking. Now I hope they will speak of me because I'm scoring and Lyon is winning."

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said in June that Lacazette would get a salary of more than 4 million euros ($4.5 million) per year if he decided to stay.

Lyon finished runner-up behind Paris Saint-Germain last season and qualified for the Champions League. The club will also move into a new stadium later this season.

Updated : 2021-09-17 13:16 GMT+08:00