COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham would secure the 2018 Premier League title if they managed to capture Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer.
The north London club are currently fifth in the league table and seven points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.
However, the addition of the France international would more than make up the gap between Tottenham and the top sides in the next campaign.
Lacazette has long been sought after by English clubs and the 25-year-old has continued to star for Lyon this season with 12 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions.
However, he has told french publication Le Progres, as cited by Goal that why’ll he’s focused on seeing out the season with Lyon he “must think” if clubs come calling again in the summer.
He would be the perfect summer signing for Tottenham, who boast goal machine Harry Kane, but there is little else alongside him in the team.
The over-reliance in Kane was alarming earlier in the season when he spent just over a month out injured.
The England international missed 10 matches in total, and while they won their first four games without him, they also drew four and lost two.
They also have significantly less goals in comparison to the rest of the top four, with 24 league strikes.
Spurs have a world class goalkeeper in Hugo Lloris and top class defenders and midfielders, but without Kane there aren’t any other goalscorers in the team.
Lacazette would be a huge upgrade on Vincent Janssen in the team, who is yet to score from open play since his summer signing, while Son Heung-min hasn’t looked convincing when leading the line.
The Frenchman would suit the Premier League with his pace and power and he would be a huge signing for Spurs, which would be shown by the potential fee of the player contracted until 2019.
This is why he is a must buy for Tottenham in order for the club to win their first Premier League title.
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