Liverpool Football seems sure of participating in the next year's edition of the UEFA Champions League and Jurgen Klopp with one game to go is already looking forward to next season. Liverpool will aim to once again be a European superpower but Jurgen Klopp feels that the current squad won't be cut out for it and that's why he's been linked with so many transfer targets.
Isco, Asensio, Douglas Costa, Van Dijk are a few of the names that were added to the list this season, however, Alexandre Lacazette is someone Liverpool has been chasing time and time again only to see their pursuits end in vain.
Now it is confirmed by Lacazette himself that he will be leaving Lyon in the summer. Among interested parties, Liverpool, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have shown most interest and it seems evident that Lacazette would be joining one of these three clubs.
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Since the departure of Luis Suarez, Liverpool has struggled with strikeforce. They lack someone with the ability and speed of thought that Suarez used to possess and clearly that has hurt them. They Signed Benteke, Origi etc but both of them failed to perform. Daniel Sturridge on the other hand despite his obvious qualities, cannot seem to shake off his injury concerns and that's why Klopp is looking for a striker.
Lacazette puts across phenomenal pace, dribbling and finishing ability, something which fits perfectly in Klopp's heavy metal football model. He'll link up with the likes of Mane and Coutinho effortlessly too which is an added bonus.
Lyon has slapped a €50 million price-tag on the striker and will be confirming the sale when he makes his mind up as to which club he is joining. He's had interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, and Atletico Madrid.
"Atletico is a club that is in the last rounds of the Champions League for several years, It is a great team, in a new stadium, and it is also a club that helps their players progress."
"And there is Antoine Griezmann. If Atletico is the club I chose, I have not told you, maybe I'll give you another answer in a few months! It would be a beautiful story if we [Griezmann and Lacazette] could go on together It started in the French Under-18 team."
Lacazette spoke with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas regarding his transfer "The president told me what he told you at a press conference, It is I who chooses my future destination. It is a personal choice for my carefully considered career, which I have done for a long time. No one wanted to harm anyone. The common goal was to be able to leave on good terms. It is important that the club that trusted me and who came to pick me up at the age of 10 can recover money after all that we have been able to do together."