Transferred in July 2017 to Arsenal for the record sum of €60 million (bonus included), Alexandre Lacazette, at 31, made the choice to return to the club which has seen him grow and become one of the greatest strikers. history, and this, despite the solicitations of many major European clubs in recent weeks.
Arrived at OL in 2003 at the age of 12, the French international (16 caps) played 15 seasons, 8 of which in the jersey of the professional team with which he played 275 matches and scored 129 goals, thus appearing among the top scorers in club history behind Fleury Di Nallo, Bernard Lacombe and Serge Chiesa.
Winner of the Coupe de France and the Champions Trophy in 2012, Alexandre Lacazette distinguished himself on January 9, 2016, by becoming the first scorer in the history of Groupama Stadium against Troyes (4-1). A complete striker, he also holds the record for goals scored, in a Ligue 1 season, by an OL player (28 goals in 2016/2017) and remains the only player to have crossed the 20-goal mark for three consecutive seasons. in League 1.
The return to OL of Alexandre Lacazette, who has played more than 200 matches with Arsenal in 5 seasons (71 goals), has been the club’s priority for several months and is perfectly in line with the new strategy that now set up the institution.
This second arrival of the off-season, which comes after the return of Rémy Riou to the club and the extensions of Maxence Caqueret and Anthony Lopes, testifies to the great ambitions of the club to breathe new life into its men’s professional team. .
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