There is news tonight in the Independent that Newcastle United have agreed a fee for Alexandre Lacazette, but it’s just one paragraph in a very long article on Sunderland Newcastle transfer business, and we can find no other mention in France for example that a fee has been agreed.
Alexandre Lacazette – have Newcastle really agreed a fee?
Here is the paragraph taken from the Independent article:
“A fee that could rise to £15 million has also been agreed for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, but the player is still in need of convincing that a season outside the Champions League will not be damaging to his career.”
Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas wanted around £15M for the French International striker, and he’s simply not worth that much, so it seems a little too convenient that a fee that could rise to that amount, has been agreed.
23 year-old Lacazette is a very good player, and he had a stellar season last term for Lyon, and in 46 appearances for them he scored 23 goals and had 7 assists, and he has two full caps for France.
While we hope the news in the Independent is true, it would be very surprising to us if that was the case.
But you never know, and Newcastle certainly have (plenty of) money still to spend this summer.
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