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Alexandre Lacazette can be the signing of the summer

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Any Premier League club desiring a top striker this summer should look no further than Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman is available at a fraction of the transfer fee of the likes of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling - with his reported asking being as low as £21 million.

After scoring 31 goals in 38 games in all competitions last season, Lacazette is definitely value for money compared to young English talent with both Kane and Sterling valued at an enormous £50 million.

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At £21 million could prove to be the signing of the summer were someone to snap him up from Lyon at this price.

The £50 million fee that Liverpool seem to be holding out for from Manchester City - even in today's market - is laughable. Sterling, while having potential and pace to burn, is nowhere near the level of Lacazette.

Any club willing to part with huge money for Sterling should think again. The winger's attitude is all wrong, he looks to be someone who thinks he has already 'made it' but the truth is he's a long way off being a complete player, and it won't do his development any good routinely being on the Man City bench.

FFP rules mean that English clubs must mean a quota of 'home grown' players but spending way over the odds for a player who is not really needed is crazy to me. But Man City will probably pay the £50 million - it has a feeling of inevitability about it.

Lacazette, meanwhile, could move on to Arsenal because Arsene Wenger doesn't believe in spending crazy money on English talent when he could have a better player for half the price.

Makes sense, doesn't it?

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