Newcastle pushing to sign Alexandre Lacazette
The attacking department of the Newcastle squad needs quality additions.
The latest reports in England suggest that Newcastle United are pushing to sign Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette.
The France international joined Arsenal from Lyon for a fee in the region of 53 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
The forward has banged in three goals and provided one assist in six matches this term on all fronts.
His contract at Arsenal is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Newcastle showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
The Magpies are looking to sign a forward and have identified the 30-year-old as potential transfer target. They have been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this winter.
Newcastle are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Lacazette is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are seeking the signing of Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, may be available for a cut price fee in January. According to the Sunday People, the Magpies’ new owners are eyeing Lacazette as part of a winter spending spree to keep the club in the Premier League. Lacazette is ready to leave Arsenal, and Newcastle would be delighted to secure an alternative to Dwight Gayle or Joelinton as partners for Callum Wilson. What is unclear is whether Lacazette would relish a move to a club currently fighting relegation in the Premier League.”
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A club with Newcastle’s resources should be able to afford him easily.
The Gunners are preparing to sell their forward should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Newcastle must improve their attacking options and the signing of Lacazette would be a step in the right direction. They should do everything in their power to sign the in-demand Lacazette, who has all the qualities to be a success at the club.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see whether Newcastle United will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Should Newcastle United make a move for Alexandre Lacazette this winter?
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.