West Ham United should forget about Michy Batshuayi and move for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette instead

Alexandre Lacazette

The Lyon striker is more open to a Premier League switch.

West Ham United are set to make a move for a new marquee striker in the summer. The Hammers need a big name centre forward to build on their current success and have been linked with several top goalscorers.

One of those heavily linked with the Hammers is Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

The Ligue 1 star appears to be on West Ham's radar and would be a great signing from the club.

However it is looking increasingly likely that the Belgian wants to stay at Marseille for another season.

So should West Ham move on and sign a different Ligue 1 striker?

Because there is a fantastic alternative in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman admitted to The Telegraph earlier in the month that he wants to join the Premier League in the summer.

So why not West Ham?

The French international is a top striker. Last term he scored a whopping 29 times in 37 appearances, which is why plenty of teams appear keen to bring him in. This season has been less prolific but he has still scored 14 goals in 35 appearances this season.

He would be a fantastic transfer coup from the Hammers if they snapped him up and he seems more open to a move than Batshuayi at Marseille, and arguably is a better player.

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