ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop offers advice to Alexandre Lacazette, suggests he shouldn't join Spurs

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Shaka Hislop isn't sure that Tottenham is the right move for Alexandre Lacazette.

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Pundit and former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has told ESPN that he would advise Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette not to join Tottenham or Barcelona this summer.

Lacazette, 25, has been one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe over the last few years, having become a star with his hometown club Lyon.

The French international hit 23 goals this past season, taking his tally to a staggering 76 goals in the last three seasons for Ligue 1 giants Lyon.

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Now though, having missed out on a place in France's Euro 2016 squad, transfer speculation surrounds the future of Lacazette, with a Premier League move possibly in the pipeline.

The Mirror reported just last week that Tottenham had opened talks over a blockbuster deal to land Lacazette for at least £30m, with the striker only willing to join a Champions League club - something Spurs will be next season having finished third in the Premier League this past season.

Spurs need another striker to offer some cover and competition for leading goalscorer Harry Kane, and Lacazette's pace and movement could make him the ideal complement.

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However, pundit and former goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who played for Reading, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Portsmouth, has told ESPN that he isn't sure Spurs is the right move for Lacazette.

Hislop believes that Lacazette shouldn't be signing for a club where he isn't the clear first choice, and with Kane already in place, Hislop would advise the Frenchman to wait and stay at Lyon rather than join Tottenham or even Barcelona this summer.

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"He's been linked with Spurs, and you look at how Mauricio Pochettino has employed Harry Kane, as an out-and-out striker. Does he get in ahead of Harry Kane? No. Maybe he plays him alongside as an option, as a second striker, but does Lacazette want to go to a club right now where's not the automatic first choice?"

"If I was advising Lacazette, as tempting as it may be to go to either [Barcelona or Spurs], right now sit and bide your time, and see what comes where you can be the number one striker," he added.

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