23 Apr 2017

Anfield MegaDeal: Liverpool still desperate to sign 'extraordinary' £50m goal-machine; contact made already

Liverpool are once again being linked with a summer move for one of Ligue One's most prolific and consistent strikers.

According to a report on French radio station RMC this week:

* Liverpool are planning to pursue Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

* Arsenal are also interested, and Arsene Wenger sees the Frenchman as a the perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

When asked this week about his future, Lacazette strongly hinted that he'll be moving on soon:

"Will this be my last few months at Lyon? It depends which teams will be on offer to me. I am prepared to leave, but only to make a significant leap forward".

Recent transfer timeline:

* Mar 2017: The Mirror claimed: "[Liverpool] Reps have sounded out Lyon and made it clear the Reds admire Lacazette"

* Mar 2017: French journalist Julien Laurens insisted: "He [Lacazette] will go to Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham. You will have to pay £40m or £50m."

* Mar 2017: Sky Sports claimed that Lacazette had 'agreed to sign for Atletico Madrid next season'.

Lacazette is arguably perfect for Liverpool's system, and his formidable creative stats over the last four seasons show his enduring consistency:

* 132 goals/assists in 179 apps (One every 109 mins)

* 20+ goals every season for the last four years.

* This season: 35 goals/assists in 40 apps (One every 89 mins).

If Klopp can seal this deal then I'll finally be convinced of his alleged 'pull' in the transfer market.

* Hailed by Thierry Henry as 'extraordinary'


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