One of the problems Newcastle United face these days, is that they cannot offer their players any European competition, and certainly not the Champions League, and of course the best players want to play in Europe’s biggest league – and you cannot blame them for that.
Alexandre Lacazette – fancies playing for Juventus
And maybe one of our most exiting striker targets so far this year, has been Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, but it looks like Juventus may be interested in the striker too.
Newcastle will lose at least three strikers this summer – Loic Remy will leave for a bigger club, Shola Ameobi will not have his contract renewed and Luuk de Jong is unlikely to get a permanent deal on Tyneside,after his five month loan spell finishes.
And that leaves only Papiss Cisse, who may even leave if a club comes in with a £10M offer for him, so striker is one of the important positions we must strengthen in the summer.
Lacazette is still only 22 and already a proven goalscorer with 20 goals in 44 total appearances this season, and a French International, and he would seem to be a great acquisition for Newcastle, if we can get him to the club.
Alexandre has said this on the Italian web-site Tuttosport, when asked if he would like to play for Italian Champions Juventus:
“Would I like to play for the Juventus? I’d be a liar to say no.” “Like everyone I am attracted by great experiences abroad and Juventus is one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”
“My contract expires in 2016 but we need to understand what the intentions of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas are.”
Juventus are certainly one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and they are walking away with the Italian Championship again, and 11 points above second placed Roma.
Has anybody asked Alexandre if he would like to play for the great Newcastle United?
Just a thought.