Arsenal & Liverpool Among Clubs French Expert Thinks Will Sign Prolific £50m Hitman
French football expert Julien Laurens has tipped Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to join either Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Lacazette has been one of the most-prolific strikers in Europe of the past two-and-a-half years having taken his goal tally to 27 in 31 appearances in all competitions this season with a goal in his side’s 5-0 thrashing of FC Metz on Sunday.
The French international has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while now and was expected by many to move to England last summer before agreeing a new contract with Lyon.
However, the 25-year-old was quoted earlier this month by the Mirror as saying that he will leave the Parc Olympique Lyonnais this summer for a new challenge.
Julien Laurens has today been quoted by a report in the Mirror predicting that Alexandre Lacazette will move to England. The French football expert goes as far to say that the most likely destination for the striker is either Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur.
For Lacazette to leave Lyon the targets will have to dig deep into their pockets as Laurens also suggests that Lyon will demand a fee as much as £50 million for their star.
Laurens is quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“I think he [Lacazette] will go to England.
“Whether that is Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham – I don’t know. You will have to pay around £40m or £50m.”
Arsenal could well be in the market for a new striker come summer if they are forced to sell Alexis Sánchez, whose contract will be in its final 12 months should the Chilean not renew beforehand.
With Daniel Sturridge expected to be sold on by Liverpool the summer, Jürgen Klopp would likely be looking for a new striker to bring to Anfield. The Reds have predominately used Roberto Firmino as their front man this season.
It would be a surprise if Tottenham were to bid £50 million for Alexandre Lacazette given Mauricio Pochettino only plays one up top and already has Harry Kane. Whilst there is no respectable backup to the England striker currently, it would be an excessive fee to pay for a back up.