Liverpool target Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he will consider leaving Lyon if the opportunity to move to a bigger club presents itself, according to reports.
The Express claims that the highly-rated striker is primed for a departure from the Stade de Gerland, and the Reds are mooted as favourites to purchase him if he is to move away. The news will be welcomed by Liverpool, who are thought to be prepared to make a £10million bid for the striker this summer, in order to bolster their attacking options.
The 22-year-old’s current club are struggling in Ligue 1, and he has admitted that he could be tempted to move if he feels as though the French outfit are no longer allowing him to develop as a player. Lyon sit fifth in the table, but are stricken with financial problems which could force them to offload a number of their key players. Lacazette did little to quell speculation that he could be one of them.
“I want to go further, higher and, more importantly, help the team win because if I finish the season with 25 goals but we ended up in tenth, there will be disappointment, so I want to score to help the team,” he said.
"Everything is going well at the moment, that's for sure.
"If there really is a club that is interested in me and I cannot advance with Lyon, it will be discussed.”
Lacazette has now scored 13 goals in France’s elite division, which places him third behind PSG duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. The current partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have become a lethal combination at Anfield, but fans will unlikely protest at the signing of another renown goalscorer.