Alexandre Lacazette’s agent has warned Olympique Lyonnais that they will need to improve their contract offer if the French star is to sign a new deal at the club.
The 24-year-old was outstanding for Lyon last season and registered 32 goals and six assists in all competitions as his side secured an impressive second-placed finish.
There have been widespread rumours surrounding the French international this summer, with a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United reportedly keen to persuade Lacazette that his future lies in England.
The player’s agent, David Venditelli, has warned Lyon that his client’s contract demands will not change and that a number of alternative offers lie on the table should a deal not be agreed.
Speaking about the situation, Venditelli said: “Ultimatums and media pressure won’t change our demands, which OL are aware of.
“The offers we’ve had from abroad are very significant in terms of finances, but they don’t give all the guarantees Alexandre will flourish with just a year to go till the Euros.”
Reports of offers from abroad will only increase speculation that Manchester United are one of the clubs queuing up to sign the French striker. Man United boss Louis van Gaal is said to be keen to add a forward to his ranks in time for next season.
A reliable, quality forward is essential in any title race and van Gaal will know he needs to get one in sooner rather than later. At 24, Lacazette’s best years are still ahead of him and United would be wise to bring him in.