Coach says Alexandre Lacazette won’t leave in January

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Frenchman will be very difficult to sign this winter…

Rumoured Liverpool striker target Alexandre Lacazette is unlikely to leave Lyon in January, the Daily Mail reports.

His current manager Hubert Fournier reckons that his 23-year-old star will stay, because the club’s hierarchy have assured him as much.

“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,” Fournier told RMC.

“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.”

The Frenchman was considered in the summer, but we signed Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert instead. The pair have scored one Premier League goal between them, while Lacazette has plundered 17 in Ligue 1 already, meaning only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more league goals in Europe so far this term.

As a result of his form, his potential transfer fee has likely gone through the roof, but if he were to prove available, we’d be wise to try and sign him.

He’s rapid, works the flanks (having previously been used as a left winger), and can shoot powerfully off either foot.

He’d heavily aid our attack, and could form a possibly dynamic strike-force with Daniel Sturridge, who is expected to return from injury early in January.


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