Following his departure from Arsenal, Lyon has re-signed Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer. Lacazette decided to return to Lyon last week, and the 31-year-old has now struck a deal with the Ligue 1 side until the summer of 2025, according to The Athletic.
The striker’s contract with Arsenal had expired, and he was permitted to go as a free agent. On Friday, the Premier League club confirmed his departure.
Alexandre Lacazette is set to return to Lyon after his Arsenal stint:
Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon, his hometown team, for a world-record cost of €60 million in the summer of 2017. Following his departure from Arsenal, Lyon has re-signed Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer.
Lacazette had his least productive season for Arsenal last season, scoring only six times in 36 games. It was the first campaign since 2012-13 that he did not score more than 10 goals. Lacazette recorded 129 goals in 275 outings for Lyon prior to joining Arsenal.
After being a part of the Ligue 1 club’s development system since 2003, he made his first-team debut in May 2010 under Claude Puel. During his initial stay with Lyon, Lacazette also made his senior France debut, going on to gain 16 caps and score three goals.
Following his departure from Arsenal, Lyon has re-signed Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer.
Lacazette will depart Arsenal after winning the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season. After the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the winter transfer window earlier this year, he became the de facto club captain.
During the 2021-22 season, Lyon finished seventh in Ligue 1. Whereas, the Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League, barely missing out on a spot in the Champions League.
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