24-goal Spurs-linked striker tells club TV channel he could leave this summer

Alexandre Lacazette

Tottenham Hotspur linked forward Alexandre Lacazette admitted to OL TV that he can’t say whether he will be at Lyon next season.

Olympique Lyonnais forward Alexandre Lacazette has told the club’s TV channel that he cannot say whether he will remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old striker, who was linked with Tottenham Hotspur in the Guardian on Thursday, revealed that clubs are watching his progress in France and that he has previously struggled to deal with speculation over his future.

‘’Last season, when I was being talked about regarding a possible transfer, that worried me because I struggled to deal with all the speculation which was coming from all sides,’’ Lacazette told OL TV, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

‘’My aim is now to do my best this season and at the end of the season we shall see.

‘’I know that several clubs are watching me, but I will think about whether I want to leave or stay later on and then we shall see.

‘’At the moment I cannot say if I am staying or not.’’

Would Lacazette be a good option for Spurs?

There are very few strikers playing in Europe’s top leagues that can hold a candle to Harry Kane at the minute, however, the France international is one of them.

After a respectable goal return in Ligue 1 last season, there were expectations on the shoulders of the 23-year-old but no one could have expected just how much he would improve over the summer break, especially after missing out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.

With 26 appearances this season, the explosive forward has found the back of the net an incredible 24 times. It’s a record that sees him comfortably top the division’s goalscorers chart and puts him an impressive 10 league goals clear of revered Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Although, with very few doubts, the Frenchman would be a good option for Spurs, he doesn’t seem the type of forward that would complement Harry Kane and vice versa. Although both forwards would be very good options individually, together it doesn’t seem like a logical pairing.

If Spurs are to persevere with Kane and ensure he reaches his full potential, the money needed to sign Lacazette could perhaps be spent better elsewhere on a more supportive striker.

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