There was news earlier this week that Liverpool have joined the clubs who are said to be targeting Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, and Newcastle have been strongly linked with this striker continually this year.
Alexandre Lacazette – top Newcastle striker target
Alexandre is having a good season at Lyon, and in 51 total appearances in all competitions this season, he has 22 goals and 8 assists.
The 22-year-old had previously been watched by Newcastle, Arsenal and Juventus, but now it seems Liverpool have also joined the race for the striker, and it’s almost certain those three other clubs will be able to offer the youngster Champions League football next season.
Lyon would like to keep their striker for at least one more year, but at the moment they are in 5th place and 9 points behind Lyon in 3rd place in the French League, and a place in the Champions league next season.
So it could well be they will need to sell their striker to keep their financial situation stable.
Newcastle seem to have some decent targets lined up for the summer transfer window, but we just cannot compete with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, and we suppose the only advantage we can offer is that the striker would be a regular starter at Newcastle, and that may count for something – we hope.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have multiple striker targets, and for example one striker target for the Gunners is Loic Remy, and there was news a couple of days ago that the deal to sign him could be close.
The unfortunate thing is that he’s certainly not staying permanently at Newcastle.
Alexandre turns 23 later this month, and he has two years left on his Lyon contract, and he could cost around £10M, but that would be decent deal for Newcastle, since the lad is already a good player, and would only improve with regular first team games at Newcastle.
But with some top clubs becoming interested in the player, if they do go after the 22 year-old, Newcastle will need to look at the next on their list, because he will not be coming to Newcastle – unfortunate as that may be.
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