Olympique Lyonnais are currently facing the hard pill of getting themselves familiarized with the prospect of starting next season without the man that gifted them 100 Ligue 1 goals in the course of the last seven years.

Alexander Lacazette both town prodigy and local success story has decided against extending his stay. The 26-year old made it official as he issued a notice to the club’shierarchy immediately after the season came to an end.

Up until Atletico Madrid was denied favourablecourt rulings and thus being suspended from adding new players to their squad, he was already earmarked to replace Manchester united target Antoine Griezmann.

After the hearing unlike Griezmann who made the u-turn and will now stay with Diego Simeone side and also unlike Diego Costa who has made the pledge to sit out 6 months till Athletico finish paying for violating FIFA rules, the 26-year old has shown no indication to either stay put at the city of his birth, the club he’s played for since aged seven nor has he made a Costa-like commitment of waiting for the Athletico’s signing right.

And so LesGones have no choice but to dab into the market and try to get someone good enough to stand in the French man’s scoring boot. Although names have been flying around, no player seems to fit the bill more than Mexico international Javier Hernandez commonly known as Chicharito.

The former Manchester United man like he did at the Theatre of Dreams, the short loan spell at Real Madrid and now at Bayer Leverkusen has proven to be a decent poacher.
The fact that the Mexican has thrived in England, Spain and Germany gives him more than enough credit and belief that succeeding in a relatively less intensive league like the one they have in France won’t be much of a big deal.