These players who, like Alexandre Lacazette at OL, returned to their training club in Ligue 1

And also…

Like Alexandre Lacazette, another Lyonnais did the windshield wiper: Steed Malbranque, left as his younger brother for the Premier League in 2001 (Fulham, Tottenham, Sunderland), and returned to OL in 2012 after a brief stint with the rival from Saint-Etienne. The former international midfielder Espoirs (42 years old today, 7 selections), still played 130 matches there until 2016, before gradually giving up playing time to Corentin Tolisso then to Sergi Darder.

Returning exiles also include, among others, Christophe Dugary (left Bordeaux in 1996, returned in 2000 after AC Milan, FC Barcelona and OM) and the Parisians Nicolas Anelka (left in 1997, returned to PSG in 2000 after 2 seasons at Arsenal and one at Real Madrid) and Jerome Leroy (left in 2000 and returned after two seasons at OM).


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