By Matt Bullin
Lyon Director Bernard Lacombe is scared of losing star striker Alexandre Lacazette, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in him, including Liverpool.
French media outlet RMC Sport have reported that Lacombe seems resigned to losing his team’s star striker.
Lacombe said: “I do not know which club he will be leaving [to].
“I only hope that he will stay with us for a year, or even two, because he’s a huge player. His departure will be very complicated for our club.”
It is understood that clubs will have to meet the £60million buy-out clause to sign the Frenchman.
Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the prolific Frenchman.
Football Insider verdict
The 25-year-old has been in magnificent form this season and has a record that shows he contributes a goal a game in 25 Ligue 1 appearances – scoring 23 and laying on two assists.
In total he has 29 goals in his 36 league and cup appearances this season – in Ligue 1 he is second in the scoring charts – only PSG’s Edison Cavani has scored more.
He is no one-season wonder either – his record for Lyon speaks for itself. Since coming into the side in 2009 he has netted an incredible 121 goals and made 42 assists in 266 appearances in all competitions.
With Sturridge possibly on his way out of Anfield this summer, signing Lacazette would be the perfect replacement and a huge sign of intent from Jurgen Klopp – but he will not come cheap.
In other Liverpool transfer news, West Ham plan raid of £16 million rated winger.