According to French Publication LE10 Sport, Alexandre Lacazette will stay in France next season after agreeing a deal to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.
The report states that the 24-year-old has agreed a contract with PSG, but it could be some time before the transfer is confirmed. Nevertheless, he is expected to become the French champion’s first signing of the summer.
After a fantastic 2014/15 campaign, which saw the Lyon academy graduate score 31 goals in 40 appearances, it comes as little surprise that so many clubs are interested in making the forward theirs for next season.
Liverpool and Manchester United have been named as two clubs who wanted to sign the striker in the report. However, two days ago, the Telegraph reported Arsenal were also in the hunt after the forward ‘left the door open’ to a move to North London.
Nevertheless, according to Le10 Sport, the race for his signature looks to be coming to an end with Paris Saint-Germain leading the queue – a logical, if not a little predictable, move from the forward who will no doubt continue to shine.
A Premier League move is always a risk for players, see Radamel Falcao, and there would have been no guarantees it would have gone any better for Lacazette.
Staying in his homeland is a safe choice, if he does indeed move on this summer, but PSG can at least offer him a shot at securing major domestic honours, as well as forming part of an ambitious Champions League project.