Aston Villa join the hunt for Alexandre Lacazette
The Arsenal striker has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Steven Gerrard looks to add more reinforcements in the attacking unit.
According to a report from Teamtalk, Aston Villa have joined the hunt for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette has been at Arsenal since 2017 when he joined from Lyon. His contract at Arsenal is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign. The striker has featured in 22 matches for Arsenal this term, netting 5 goals and providing four assists in all competitions.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in France. Lacazette has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 16 senior appearances for the France national team.
Steven Gerrard wants to sign a new striker and Lacazette is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Arsenal striker and Aston Villa could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Aston Villa are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Lyon man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Aston Villa have reportedly joined the race to sign experienced Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer this summer. The France international is out of contract at the end of the season, with several clubs known to be chasing his signature. However, it appears that Steven Gerrard’s Villa have added their name to the list of potential suitors. Indeed, Turkish outlet Sporx claims Villa have joined Lyon and Besiktas in the race to snap up the 30-year-old. Sporx reports that Lacazette wants a salary of £5million per season, a figure which Besiktas are baulking at. As for Lyon, much depends on what happens with Moussa Dembele’s future. There is also the potential return of Tanguy Ndombele on a permanent deal if his loan goes well. The Tottenham man will not come cheap though, and the sort of salary he could demand could scupper a return for Lacazette. As for Villa, Gerrard is expected to be in the market for attacking options this summer.”
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Aston Villa will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Lacazette to join the club.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Villa.
Alexandre Lacazette will be an ideal choice for Gerrard as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
How strong that interest is and whether Aston Villa will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.