Alexandre Lacazette opens up about playing in the Premier League

Alexandre Lacazette opens up about playing in the Premier League

Lyon striker and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that playing in the Premier League serves as an interesting option over the summer transfer window.

It was reported just last week that Jose Mourinho, now keen on securing the services of an all-out striker, was leading the race to sign Lacazette, who claimed 37 goals in all competitions last season.

Lacazette was on the verge of a move to Atletico Madrid at the close of the 2016/17 campaign, only for the move to fall through when the Spanish side had an appeal against their transfer ban rejected, which means they cannot sign players until January 2018.

And the 26-year-old, in response, noted that playing in the Premier League could be a liable alternative.

“That could be an interesting option, it is a great league with interesting teams,” he said.

“For the moment, those are only rumours. I will wait until the end of the international stint with France before taking my decision.”

Lacazette has always been one of those players declared destined for a Premier League move every summer by various media outlets, only for the Frenchman, probably oblivious to the noise, to happily remain in Ligue 1 clocking up a healthy goal tally each season.

But with 113 goals in his last four seasons and his name very much established in his home country, perhaps this summer could actually be the right time for Lacazette to demonstrate his worth on a grander, more competitive stage.

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Tanveer has been writing with The Peoples Person since August 2015 and is a life long Manchester United fan.