French Striker Lacazette & Gourcuff Agree New Lyon Deals

France striker Alexandre Lacazette has agreed a new two-year contract with Lyon, the club’s president Jean-Mitchel Aulas announced.

Aulas confirmed the agreement, which ties the 23-year-old to the Ligue 1 side until 2018 had been reached after “lengthy discussions”.

Lacazette has already scored thrice in the league this season and was recently caled up by France for Thursday’s friendly match against Spain and Sunday’s game against Serbia.

Alexandre Set to Remain With Olympique Lyon Until 2018. Image: Getty.
Alexandre Set to Remain With Olympique Lyon Until 2018. Image: Getty.

Meanwhile, talented but injury-prone playmaker Yoann Gourcuff has agreed to a pay cut although not to an extension to his existing deal, which expires next summer.

The 28-year-old, a big-money signing from Bordeaux in 2010, has been plagued by injuries in his time at the Stade de Gerland.

“It was a question of making mutual concessions that show that everyone wants the best for Olympique Lyonnais,” said Aulas.

Lyon have had a difficult start to the new season, losing three of their four Ligue 1 games and being eliminated from the UEFA Europa League at the play-off stage.

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