At the end of the contract at Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette should return to Olympique Lyonnais in the coming days. If an agreement has been reached and the file is practically complete, it is in particular because the 31-year-old striker has made a big effort in terms of salary.
Back to square one for Alexandre Lacazette. At 31, the OL-trained striker is very close to returning to Les Gones. After five seasons at Arsenal, the French international, very touched by the season of his former club, 8th in Ligue 1 and deprived of the European Cup, accepted the challenge offered to him by Jean-Michel Aulas.
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Towards a 60% pay cut
Proof of his real motivation, the native of Lyon has agreed to reduce his annual emoluments by more than 50%. The Frenchman, who earned around 10 million euros in London with the Gunners, will start at 4.5 million at Olympique Lyonnais, according to our information.
This comeback could give ideas to other former Lyonnais. Corentin Tolisso or Clément Grenier, also at the end of their contract and affected by the downgrading of their training club, are also tempted by a return to OL.