Liverpool prepare £10m move for French forward - reports

Alexandre Lacazette

Liverpool are reportedly preparing a £10 million offer to sign French youngster Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon this summer.

According to reports in The Metro, the 22-year-old France international could be on his way to Anfield at the end of the season after breaking into the senior setup with his country and impressing in Ligue 1 this term.

The striker has scored an impressive tally of 18 goals and made 6 assists in all competitions for Olympique Lyon this term – he has scored 22 goals in 94 appearances for the French giants since making his first team debut back in 2010.

The youngster has been with the club, developing in the youth ranks since the tender age of seven when he joined his hometown club in 1998, the year that France won the European Championships.

After 16 years at the club in the town he was born, Lacazette could be on his way to England if reports of interest from Merseyside giants Liverpool are to be believed.

Lacazette has a contract with Lyon that runs until the summer of 2016 but reports suggest the Reds could be willing to tempt his club to let his leave for £10 million in search of pastures new.

He would be ideally suited to the physical demands of the Premier League having dealt with much the same style of game in Ligue 1. He also has Champions League experience with Lyon which could pay dividends if Liverpool hold their claim over the top four this term under Brendan Rodgers.

He would find strong competition for his place up front from Premier League top goal scorer Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge who currently form the most formidable strike partnership in England dubbed the SAS.

His greatest asset is perhaps his versatility, able to play as a wide forward, enabling Liverpool to work him into the team alongside the aforementioned duo. This may just be what Brendan Rodgers has in mind.


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