Aulas: 'Lyon open to Lacazette exit'

Frequently linked with a move to a European giant, Lacazette talked up the prospect of playing for reigning La Liga champion Barcelona after confirming he wants to leave Lyon at the end of the season.

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Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette maybe on his way out in the summer.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the Ligue 1 side will not stand in the way of Alexandre Lacazette and his desired departure.

Frequently linked with a move to a European giant, Lacazette talked up the prospect of playing for reigning La Liga champion Barcelona after confirming he wants to leave Lyon at the end of the season.

Lyon turned down a bid from Arsenal last August but Aulas insisted the French outfit is willing to grant the 25-year-old forward's wish.

"If one day there is an opportunity, of course, as we did with Sam [Umtiti] and Abi [Eric Abidal] in Barcelona or Karim [Benzema] in Madrid or further in time with Ludo [Giuly] to Monaco, who left, why not?" Aulas told OL TV.

"Alex has wanted to play in a great club and Lyon does not object. We are perfectly in line." 

Lacazette has enjoyed another prolific season for Lyon, scoring 18 goals in 17 league matches this term.

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