Manchester City chase Alexander Lacazette after Bony capture

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With the signing of Wilfred Bony all but wrapped up, Manchester City are rumoured to be looking to add further to their attack with the signing of Lyon's £25 million rated Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Manchester Evening News.

With Aguero and Dzeko just returning from injury and lacking full fitness, as well as Jovetic seemingly up for sale, City see Lacazette as a much needed addition to join Bony and Aguero in a new look attack.

Red hot form

The scoring form of Lacazette has been one of the big stories of Ligue 1 this season, with the 23-year-old Frenchman currently on 19 goals in just 20 games. Putting that into context, in 10 of the last 11 seasons the top scorer in Ligue 1 after all 38 games has scored 25 goals or less.

In the current race for the European Golden Shoe, the prize for Europe’s top scorer, Lacazette lies second only to Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Gaining momentum

After a strong start to the season, Lacazette has gone from strength to strength. In his last four league games since December 7 of last year, he has hit four consecutive braces.

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Although yet to score for the national team in five appearances, countryman and fellow striker Karim Benzema has already been quoted as looking forward to forming a partnership with him.

Fitting in

Although undoubtedly in red hot form, recent strikers switching Ligue 1 for the Premier League have often struggled to make the instant impact expected. Gervinho, Olivier Giroud, and Bafetimbi Gomis all had a slow first season as they adapted to the style and tempo of the English game.

Furthermore, with their recent £49 million fine from UEFA for not complying with Financial Fair Play still a fresh memory, the transfer fee may prove a sticking point. A valuation of £25 million will worry the club’s bean counters who will be keen to point out that the transfer deficit for the season already stands at £58 million following Bony’s move.

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