Alexandre Lacazette's brother discusses future, as Tottenham Hotspur reports resurface

Alexandre Lacazette

The French international is being heavily linked with a move away from Lyon this summer.

Alexandre Lacazette is wanted by plenty of Premier League teams, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham heavily linked with moves for the Lyon striker.

Now his brother has been talking to Le Parisien about the future of Lacazette. Benoit Lacazette, who also acts as an adviser, has had this to say regarding transfer speculation.

He made it clear Lacazette was unlikely to make any decision on his future until after the European Championships, as the forward is on France’s standby list for the competition, and that he would not join a team who are not in the Champions League:

"Lyon will play the Champions League. No departure is officially recorded. Until the end of May, French and foreign clubs are not allowed to declare their interest and contact the agent of Alexandre. He does not want to leave. He will share his position when he is finished with Les Bleus.

“Last year it was not possible that Alex would join a club that does not play the Champions League. This year it's the same, even if he’ll never say never. "

This seems to rule out West Ham – who the Telegraph had already reported this week to have given up in the race for Lacazette.

Benoit then went on to discuss interest from French rivals Paris Saint-Germain, and admitted that he could head to the French capital:

"Paris was already interested last year. With the departure of Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), they seek to strengthen this position. It is not impossible that Alexander could go there, but it is not a certainty. There is no door closed."

This news came on the day that L’Equipe reported, as relayed by Foot01, that Spurs are still interested in signing both Lacazette and defender Samuel Umtiti this summer – with a double deal potentially fetching Lyon over €60 million (£46 million).

Tottenham are in need of a new striker this summer, to relieve some of the pressure on Harry Kane, and could offer Lacazette the Champions League football he craves.

However, they will have to wait a while before the player and his brother entertain any offers.

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