Alexandre Lacazette will undergo surgery to remove a small growth on his vocal cords, according to reports in France.
The former Arsenal striker surprised supporters with his hoarse voice during his post-match interview after Lyon’s 2-1 defeat to Monaco last weekend.
According to L’Equipe, Lacazette has been struggling to speak since the beginning of the summer but despite being in severe pain, the striker has waited until the international break to have an operation to remove the polyp.
The report claims that Lacazette will undergo surgery next week and will then rest for a few days.
Since returning to Lyon on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer, Lacazette has scored four goals in seven Ligue 1 games so far this season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Florian Balogun revealed that he was urged to move to Ligue 1 by Lacazette before he agreed to join Reims on loan for the season.
‘He a great player,’ Balogun said of Lacazette during an interview with Amazon Prime Video Sport last week.
‘When he was at Arsenal he would always help me progress and improve, teaching me techniques and giving me advice.
‘I remember speaking to Lacazette and he kept on telling me: you need to go to Ligue 1, you will do well here. Maybe he should become my agent as well because he has a great knowledge of football!”
‘I’ve spent my whole career in London so when I came here I knew it was going to be different, I didn’t know the language and I’m still trying to learn – but for me, it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. This is the reason I’m here and hopefully this decision will be good for me and pay off.’
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