Report discloses what Spurs have been told about signing Alexandre Lacazette; deal expected

Alexandre Lacazette

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race for Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham look certain to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in a £23.5m deal during this summer's transfer window.

Spurs take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday night as they look to keep their title hopes alive, but whether that bid is successful or not, Mauricio Pochettino has guided the club back to the Champions League for next season.

That means that Spurs may need some new additions to compete with Europe's elite, and a new striker to cover for Harry Kane is a must - with a deal potentially on the cards already.

The Mirror report that Tottenham are leading the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, to the point where he 'looks certain' to join Spurs ahead of Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United this summer, according to the report.

Lacazette, 24, has become one of the most in-demand forwards in Europe during his time with Lyon, hitting 22 goals in the 2013-14 season before 31 last term and another 20 this season too.

Now set for Euro 2016 with France, Lacazette appears ready to leave Lyon, and it's claimed by The Mirror that Tottenham have been told by Lyon that they can sign the pacey forward for the right price, which is believed to be £23.5m - and with Champions League football returning to White Hart Lane, the deal is expected to go through according to The Mirror.

With his former Lyon team-mates Hugo Lloris and Clinton N'Jie already at Spurs, Lacazette wouldn't be short of familiar faces at White Hart Lane, and given his record over the last three seasons, his potential arrival would be a huge signal of intent from Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy.

Would Lacazette be a good signing for Tottenham?

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