There’s news that Newcastle scouts were at the game at the Bordeaux – Lyon game last night and according to the reports the player we were supposed to be watching was Bordeaux defensive midfielder, 27 year-old Ludovic Sané, who we first were linked with more than 18 months ago.
Alexandre Lacazette in action last night – two goals
When there are reports like this it’s always questionable about who Newcastle scouts were really watching, and maybe we were watching Lacazette, who was a target of Newcastle last summer.
Lacazette has had a great season with 19 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for Lyon so far this season, and Lyon are now in second place in Ligue One.
They moved ahead of PSG who could only draw 0-0 at home to Montpellier, after losing last weekend 1-0 at Guingamp.
Maybe they need to spend more money on their players?
If Newcastle were interested in the summer in Alexandre, then we should certainly be interested in him now since Lacazette is having his best season in France, and the lad is still only 23.
So it wouldn’t be that surprising if it was the striker we were checking up on last night – and he would be a great buy for us, but we’d have to pay out big money for him.
However, Liverpool have also become very interested in the player, which is hardly surprising given their lack of goal scoring prowess this season.
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier is aware of the interest of Premier League clubs in his star striker, and he has tried to warn off clubs who may be thinking of putting in a bid for him next month.
This is what Fournier told RMC after the game last night:
“I’m not the best person to speak about it. If it was only up to me, of course I would like him to stay.”
“But the President has rather reassured me, and above all, I don’t get the impression Alexandre wants to leave during the January transfer window.”
It seems Liverpool are really interested in the player, so if that’s the case, then it may put a damper on Newcastle’s ability to attract the French International striker to Tyneside.
But we hope we are watching Lacazette because it looks like he’s improving this season, and could certainly do a job for us up front at Newcastle.
We’ve scored a low 18 goals in our 17 games in the Premier League this season, and stats don’t lie.
In his five seasons at Lyon Alexandre Lacazette has scored 57 goals in 170 appearances, and has 5 full caps for France.
What do you think?
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