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Jean Michel Aulas on Alexandre Lacazette: “He will stay.”

Jean Michel Aulas also discussed in an interview with BeIN Sports the future of Alexandre Lacazette.

“He showed great mental strength to be able to come back from the difficult period he had. I can say that he alongside two or three others at the club is a world class player, who knows that he has a very important place at Lyon. He is paid the most at the club, we will continue to look after him. He will stay. We know that all world class players are worth more than €50m…”

Who could play for PSG?

“If I am honest, I think that today Alexandre Lacazette after the departure of Zlatan. I think a boy like Nabil (Fékir) too could.”

If you received a call from Nasser Al Khelaifi, would you discuss for these two?

“I think the question is irrelevant at the moment. With the falling oil prices, I don’t think that Nasser could afford them.”

On Hatem Ben Arfa:

“I know that he would really like to come back, so we have started to discuss the possibility of making that happen with him. We have already made an offer for him. I would love for him to come back to show his immense talent at Lyon. Come back to where it all started that would be nice. He is interested. Would he be better on the bench of Barcelona or PSG or starting for Lyon, who could be Ligue 1 champions next season? It is up to him to decide. If he comes, I will be deeply happy.”

On the summer window:

“We will be more stable than last summer, so I could imagine one or two arrivals and then in terms of departs, we will complete.”

On Christophe Galtier:

“He is an excellent manager. He has already put our neighbours back at the top of the table. It would be good if there is a little time for him between St Étienne and here, but I cannot imagine he would be too far away from the Lyon job in the future, because he deserves it and has progressed enormously.”

On Didier Deschamps:

“I think it is a shame that the second best team in France only has one player in the squad. It is incomprehensible. Hatem Ben Arfa not in the squad? It is an incredible injustice. I am upset for him.”


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