Will Alexandre Lacazette's price of £23.5m, down from £40m, appeal to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy?

Alexandre Lacazette

Will Alexandre Lacazette's decreased market value make him more attractive to Tottenham transfer negotiator Daniel Levy?

The Mirror report Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the Frenchman valued at £23.5 million.

Lacazette is a French international who was a year ago making a breakthrough at Lyon similar to Harry Kane, scoring prolifically, although he has found it a little tougher to replicate his heroics this time around - yet has finished the campaign strongly.

Last season he netted 27 times in 33 Ligue 1 games, while this campaign after a slow start, he has rallied to net 18 goals in 31.

This has seen his potential asking price decrease from the type of crazy figures being discussed by chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, who last season was quoted by The Guardian stating that 50 million Euros [around £40 million] would not be enough to convince him to sell.

His latest speculated price tag may creep up, but his depreciated market value is likely to really interest Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who likes to try and spend shrewdly, rather than over pay.

His record of 45 goals in 64 games over the past two seasons combined is highly credible, and he is a far better bet than Saido Berahino, valued in a similar price range by West Bromwich Albion, who has dropped off this season at a far more alarming rate.

Lacazette has also the ability to play out wide and could play alongside Harry Kane, and would be a potential bargain which Spurs would be remiss to pass up if Lyon are ready to sell.


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