Rumours are persisting this week surrounding the future of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose future at his current club has been cast into doubt amid reports that he could be close to handing in a transfer request.
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According to the Daily Mirror, the 24-year-old – who scored 31 goals last season and is valued at £28m – is also a target for a host of European clubs, including Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain.
Lyon were hoping to tie him down to a new contract, but as The Independent tells us an agreement is yet to be reached and is now looking progressively less likely.
According to The Independent, Lacazette is currently contracted until 2018, and will have to hand in an official transfer request if he wants to force a move away from the club before the start of next season.
The Liverpool Echo tell us that these stories are still based around the original article produced by L’Equipe in France. Despite their claims that a move could happen, the potential switch is likely to come down to how interested the player is in making the move.
If he were to stay at Lyon, he would be given the opportunity to play Champions League football, something he won’t get at Liverpool next season. However, the opportunity to play regular Premier League football for a side that have already strengthened in this window might be too good to turn down…
Let’s hope so anyway.