After scoring 31 goals for Lyon last season, Alexandre Lacazette wants more money – perhaps more than Lyon would pay, but not more than Liverpool would pay.
Liverpool received a significant boost to their bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after his agent revealed that the French club needed to improve their offer.
According to the Metro, Lacazette’s agent David Venditelli revealed that the 24-year-old ace was offered a contract of £2.87 million per year to stay with Lyon, but that the club then changed their stance to a £3 million per year deal if he joined France’s Euro 2016 squad.
“The figures divulged do not match those at the meeting (with the club) that took place this week,” Venditell told Le Progres. “I don’t understand because the president (of Lyon) announced on Friday morning that the salary was a minimum of £2.87m.
“Do you think what the club is saying and their position on the numbers has been coherent in recent days?”
In his sixth year with Lyon, Lacazette scored 31 goals in 38 games for the club last season, earning Ligue 1 Team of the Year and Ligue 1 Player of the Year honors and finishing as the league’s top goal scorer. Last season Lacazette scored 22 goals in 54 appearances for Lyon.
The Metro reported that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing Lacazette to Anfield this summer.