Report: Newcastle continuing pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette, could make ambitious January bid

Alexandre Lacazette

Newcastle are reportedly considering an ambitious January move for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United are continuing to pursue highly-rated Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette - and may even make a move for him in January.

The Magpies are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table once again, with two defeats over Christmas plunging Steve McClaren's men in to trouble once again.

Fans will want to see January additions, and especially ones which can help Newcastle move away from the relegation zone and start to move in the right direction again.

That may mean that owner Mike Ashley has to splash the cash again, having forked out for the likes of Florian Thauvin and Aleksandar Mitrovic over the summer.

Now, The Chronicle state that Newcastle are continuing to track the situation of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who wants to leave the French club according to the report, and has allegedly been a long-term target for the Magpies despite his lofty status in European football.

Lacazette, 24, has become one of the world's most highly rated strikers in recent years, having hit 53 goals in his previous two seasons, as well as another eight in 22 games this time around.

A number of teams would no doubt love to have the pacey French international, but it's reported that Newcastle scout Graham Carr would love to bring Lacazette to St. James' Park, and he will be kept up to date with the 24-year-old's situation next month ahead of a possible bid.

It would be a hugely ambitious move from Newcastle to try and bring Lacazette to the North East, but having seen fellow French internationals such as Mathieu Debuchy, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko enjoy success at Newcastle, he may at least give it some consideration, should Newcastle make a concrete offer in January.

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