Alexandre Lacazette appears as though he’s on the brink of a supposed €45m to €50m move from Olympique Lyonnais to Arsenal, in a signing which would certainly lift the Gunners.
The French striker is one of Europe’s hottest properties, and had initially been expected to join Atletico Madrid this summer prior to the confirmation of their transfer ban. Liverpool were another club supposedly interested in the attacker, but soon opted to cool their pursuit for his services – giving Arsene Wenger the green light to complete the deal.
According to a report published by Liverpool Echo – Jurgen Klopp had decided his team ultimately didn’t need him in their ranks at all. Klopp is said to be sufficiently happy with his attacking options at Anfield – and after snagging Mohamed Salah this summer to add to the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, it’s easy to understand why.
The Merseysiders also harbour worthy alternatives in Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings, strikers which on their day can make a huge impact.
In light of Liverpool’s brimming offensive contingent, Klopp is said to be looking to bolster other departments in his squad, as he readies his men for the tests to which the Champions League possesses.
Of course, Liverpool bringing their interest in Lacazette to an end certainly surfaces as an odd decision, given that the 26-year-old effortlessly netted 37 goals in 45 games for the Ligue 1 outfit last term – notching 54 strikes within the last two campaigns.