Report: Tottenham scout Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly watched Alexandre Lacazette in action at the weekend.

According to a report from Mercato 365, Tottenham Hotspur sent scouts to watch Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette on Saturday.

The 23-year-old French forward has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 25 goals in 30 appearances and looking every inch a superstar-in-the-making.

Tottenham reportedly sent an envoy to watch Lacazette play against Lille on Saturday but if they did they would have been disappointed not to see the striker get on the score-sheet.

Lyon lost the match 2-1, with Lacazette’s booking being the most notable moment of his performance.

That said, there is absolutely no doubt the forward is a wonderful player and it is likely that a whole host of sides will be interested if he does ultimately leave the Ligue 1 side.

That does not seem likely considering Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas’s recent comments, given in an interview with beIN Sports and later published by the Express.

“Alexandre is not for sale,” Aulas said. “He will not be for sale and he will not leave.”

But the more goals he scores, and the more headlines he makes, the more clubs are likely to test the water this summer.

Few players score goals as freely as Lacazette has been doing lately, and Tottenham could do with another striker to compete with Harry Kane; especially when you consider the Frenchman already has 63 goals for Lyon.

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