Alexandre Lacazette’s move to Atletico Madrid has fallen through, as revealed by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas in The Daily Mail.
The Spanish club have been banned from making any new signings until January 2018, and this means that Lacazette will have to find another club or remain at Lyon.
The 26-year-old is one of the best forwards in Europe and was in brilliant form for Lyon during the 2016-17 campaign.
The France international scored 28 goals and provided three assists in 30 Ligue 1 appearances and scored six goals and provided one assist in eight Europa League matches last season, according to WhoScored.
There is no doubt that Lacazette would be a great signing for any club, which is why it is time for Liverpool to make a move for the forward.
The Reds need to sign a forward who can score goals regularly, and Lacazette would be perfect for the Merseyside outfit.
True, the 26-year-old could cost quite a bit of money and his wage demands could be high, but if Liverpool are serious about challenging for the Premier League title next season and making an impact in the Champions League, then they should do whatever they can to secure the services of Lacazette in the summer transfer window.