Manchester United-linked Lacazette is top striker in Ligue 1 this season

Alexandre Lacazette

Lyon hitman Alexandre Lacazette finished with 27 goals in Ligue 1 this season.

Every club in Europe is looking for a 20-goal-a-season striker. Ligue 1 had two this season, one of which, Alexandre Lacazette, has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United by the Metro. The Lyon striker hit 27 goals and is by far the best striker in Ligue 1 right now.

#5 Edinson Cavani: Paris Saint-Germain

After receiving a lot of criticism during the campaign, Cavani ended the season in superb form, beat last season's total by two and helped PSG shake off Lyon in the title race.

His record of 11 goals in 10 games to end the campaign brought back his confidence and should see him remain at PSG next season.

#4 Max Gradel: Saint-Etienne

Although he didn't make much of an impact during the first half of the season, once Max Gradel returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, he began playing like a forward possessed.

From February onwards, Gradel scored 13 goals in 14 goals, finished with 17 for the season and helped Saint-Etienne fight for a place in the top three.

#3 Claudio Beauvue: EA Guingamp

As Guingamp impressed in three competitions this season, Claudio Beauvue caught everyone's imagination, completing his adaption from right-sided midfielder to 17-goal Ligue 1 striker.

Strong in the air, quick, with a deadly right-foot. He may not be at Guingamp for much longer.

#2 Andre-Pierre Gignac: Olympique de Marseille

The big Marseille striker started the campaign season by scoring 10 goals in the first 10 games, his best ever start to a season in his career.

There were blips, but he still managed to score another 11 times as OM stuttered to a fourth-placed finish. Now a free agent, he is worth a gamble from a big club outside of France. Le Big Mac will always score goals.

#1 Alexandre Lacazette: Olympique Lyonnais

After scoring 15 goals last season, everyone was interested to see how Lacazette would follow up his breakout campaign. The truth is he absolutely smashed it. Finishing with 27 goals, he was one of the best strikers in Europe, and easily the best in France.

The 24-year-old has a huge future ahead of him. Lyon are hoping it is with them for at least another 12 months.

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