French striker targets valued at €90m

michyLyon president has told French newspaper Le Progres that ideally they want to keep hold of Alexandre-Lacazette but he has not categorically ruled out a sale of the 24 year old this summer. It has now been claimed that the Ligue 1 outfit have slapped on an asking price of €50m [£38.7m] and are not prepared to lower their valuation.

It remains to be seen if the Hammers would ever match Lyon’s demands but they may have to move quickly as a number of clubs have been linked with Lacazette in recent weeks, including PSG, Spurs and Atletico Madrid.

LacazMeanwhile, Olympique de Marseille are said to value their prized striker, Michy Batshuayi at €40m (£31m) mostly due to a sell-on clause in his contract.

According to Mercato 365, Spurs scouts were in attendance at the Stade de France on Saturday evening as Marseille lost 4-2 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France final. The 22-year-old has scored 24 goals and supplied 10 assists in 51 matches in all competitions this season, including 17 goals and nine assists from 36 Ligue 1 encounters.


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10 comments on “French striker targets valued at €90m

  1. Look elsewhere , it was always going to be silly money season due to. TV dosh .
    The french will exploit the situation like a surgeon lol, tell the scouts to work a little harder and look even further afield , we need m/f and defensive issues sorted first, they are out there , you just need to find them , its grafters what we want , team players , not over valued pre madonnas unproven at p/l level , one McCarthy challenge and that’s it , 40 mill wasted .
    Money is killing the game , it would be nice if the powers that be price capped the sport , but that will not happen, it boils down to the big money teams outbidding the smaller ones , its a power grab , nothing changed there then ? Go find another lanzini , sakho , Antonio and a payet .

  2. I disagree, I think we need to commit to a proven high level goalscorer no matter the cost. For other positions trying relatively unknown players is fine because we know we already have someone we trust to play there, I get wiry Europa league we need depth and quantity, but without quality we’re just going to flop in both. I say bite the bullet and make a big pay out for the striker we inevitably need, but I understand why people may disagree with me

  3. It amazes me that we have for years now fed on scraps in the transfer market,never being able to afford the best,fans down about it but now we are apparently in the market for a proven but expensive striker & some fans are now moaning about it.I honestly hand on heart dont understand it.At the end of the day it isn’t our money,our scouts & Tony Henry know what their doing it seems & if Slaven wants one of these forwards then fantastic as far I see it.Why should we be worried about it,it ain’t our cash & managers & people like Henry know far more than we do,no matter how much we fans like to sound like football experts.

  4. If WH want to make a qualitative leap, Lacazette, Batshuayi or players like them are the answer. Slav may think the same considering he’s looking for them… If the owners agree with him, why not? Personal opinion. 😉

  5. I agree Matte but I rate Wilson as good as these2 and can do it in the premier and will cost half the price,plus we can snatch him from the Spuds that would be even better,
    Torre looks like he is on the way but Antonio might leave,
    I would sooner have Toore ,Wilson,Sakho and maybe Bony was th AC maybe joining Hippo
    And Valencia going for a take away,
    Then we need a good freebie back up
    But if we spend big and get one of the above I will still smile but one is not going to be good enough with our injury record

  6. I know it going to sound crazy, but if we could get Lacazette and Batshuayi, it will turn out to be a worthwhile investment. However, we would still be left with the problem of signing a right back in addition. All very exciting, but perhaps we’ll end up with neither of the wanted strikers.

  7. Good ideas there Bubs, but lets see how Valencia plays for Ecuador in the upcoming Copa Americas before we show him the door. Maybe the EPL is too tough on his framework, but he worked so well with Sakho not too long ago?!

    • He’ll probably do the business, like he normally does for Ecuador, he’s been average at best in the PL unfortunately, had real hopes for him this season, just didn’t happen.

  8. Ffs why do people worry about sell on value anymore.The money involved in the prem now is ridiculous,vulgar IMO but it isnt our problem how much cash we spend.Leave that to the board & the club to sort out.As fans just enjoy the fact that we could finally be in a position to lodge bids for top talent.The market is going to go through the roof this summer,there is talk of spending possibly topping 1billion by the close of the window.Couple that with inflated prices of players coming out of the Euros & the spend is going to be massive.

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