Lyon director Bernard Lacombe hopes the “immense” Alexandre Lacazette stays another season amid rumoured interest from Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.
Only Edinson Cavani has scored more Ligue 1 goals than Lacazette this campaign, and Lacombe admits it would be difficult for Lyon to replace the Frenchman.
“The departure of Alex would be very difficult for our club,” Lacombe told RMC. “Because even if we could make lots of money, he is an immense player and I do not think that we will understand the magnitude of his departure fully until it happens.
“Then, it will be a lot more difficult for us, even if we make a good decision on the replacement that would come in.
“I do not know which team he will go to. I hope for only one thing, that he will stay with us for another year, or two, because he is an immense player.”