Easily the best scorer in France, Alexandre Lacazette finished 3rd in scoring among all of the top 5 European leagues. Could he be heading to England this year?
Arsenal and Chelsea face a new price threshold in their battle for Lyon scoring machine Alexandre Lacazette, with the club now quoting £35 million as the number to reach to have a serious talk about a sale.
According to TEAMtalk.com, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was recently quoted saying that a bid in the range of €50-60 million (£35-42 million) would likely prove too much for the club to pass up on their prized 24-year-old super striker.
“Of course, if a €50-60m bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck,” Aulas reportedly told the French newspaper L’Equipe. “(But) I really feel like he wants to stay,”
Liverpool was quoted as the team in the lead for Lacazette’s services, but Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been lining up for a crack at the French megastar’s services.
Lacazette finished third in scoring within the five major European football leagues, making 27 goals for Lyon while leading Ligue 1 last season – only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had more. Lacazette’s mark also ranked 5th among all scorers in the UEFA.