Tottenham should look to Alexandre Lacazette, but Daniel Levy an issue

Alexandre Lacazette

The France international would be a fantastic addition for the North London club, but Levy has a poor relationship with Lyon.

French striker Alexandre Lacazette is one of the hottest properties in European football at the moment, with the sprightly striker netting a phenomenal 21 Ligue 1 goals in 23 appearances for Lyon this season.

The 23-year-old is being monitored by a number of big clubs, with Liverpool the side most commonly linked with a move for him according to the British media.

Tottenham have been mentioned as potential suitors in some corners, but just whether or not the North Londoners actually want Lacazette remains to be seen.

If they don’t, they should.

With blistering pace, an eye for goal and excellent technique, Lacazette would be the perfect addition to take Spurs to the next level and provide competition and support for main man Harry Kane.

However, landing the France international could well be mission impossible, with Lyon and Spurs having a poor relationship.

The White Hart Lane side landed Hugo Lloris from the Stade de Gerland outfit in August 2012, but haggled the French club to death over the price.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas later described the process of dealing with Daniel Levy as the “the hardest (negotiation) I have ever had to undergo in 25 years”, with Spurs playing hardball over Lloris’ transfer fee.

Although the English side may well feel that they won the battle given that the superb goalkeeper reportedly cost a mere €10 million, Levy’s negotiating tactics could well prevent Spurs from making a move for Lacazette - another ideal acquisition that now seems unattainable.

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