Alexandre Lacazette open to Premier League move this summer

by Ben Topliss

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he is open to a move to the Premier League this summer.

Lacazette scored 27 goals in 33 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon last season and he was linked with moves to the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the summer.

He ended up staying at Lyon but Lacazette revealed he has an understanding with club president Jean-Michel Aulas that would allow the Frenchman to leave at the end of the campaign if the right offer came in.

“Yes, I am thinking about it [leaving] and the Premier League is very attractive for a player,” Lacazette said.

“But I know that to go there I have to do well this season. So I am very concentrated on doing well and maybe, after that, I will go there. So I know that it is possible that I will move to the Premier League and Lyon are aware of that also. There is no formal agreement that I will go but the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] knows that it’s a possibility that I will leave Lyon at the end of the season.

“I will stay at Lyon in January. I have some personal objectives to follow from now until the end of the season. Then at the end of the season we will see. I will speak about staying or not at Lyon.

“If I stay [at Lyon] it gives me more chance of participating in the Euros at the end of this season. That is a very important goal for me, especially as it is in France.”

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Lacazette has failed to hit the heights of last season this time around, scoring 10 goals in 22 appearances for club and country, but Man United could certainly do worse than bring him in.

Louis van Gaal only really has Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney as out-and-out strikers at the club and it is clear that he needs to add a top forward to the squad. This summer should be an interesting one for United in terms of transfers.

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