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Newcastle Strike Target Commits To ‘Stay For One Year…Or More’

6 years ago
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After opening the season with a 2-0 win over Rennes, Alexandre Lacazette told Canal+ that he will be staying at Lyon for at least one more year.

The striker has been linked repeatedly with both Newcastle and Liverpool after scoring twenty two goals last season, fifteen of them in Ligue 1.

Lacazette scored the second goal from the penalty spot to help give his club a winning start and when he came off the pitch he told the French TV company;

“I have made the decision to stay for one year…or more.”

The twenty three year old striker has two years left on his contract and Lyon are desperate to tie him down for longer.

With a potential fee of £15m minimum, it is dubious for most United fans just how serious Newcastle’s interest was in trying to recruit Lacazette.

Mike Ashley’s reaction to United having no fit strikers at the club to start the season, being to buy regular Monaco substitute Emmanuel Riviere for around £5m, bring in loan striker Facundo Ferreyra, with another loan forward seemingly the most likely extra addition, if any.

Whether this bargain price/loan route pays the same dividends as Loic Remy last season, remains to be seen.

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