Hubert Fournier discusses a potential move for Lyon’s key striker.
Lyon boss Hubert Fournier has revealed just how much Liverpool will have to pay if they wish to sign highly sought after striker Alexandre Lacazette.
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The forward is the leading goalscorer in Ligue 1 this season and Brendan Rodgers is said to be a keen admirer of the 23 year old and is looking to sign the Frenchman to boost his faltering attack.
However, Fournier has sought to ward off any potential suitors for his star player by slapping an extraordinary €40 million price tag on the powerful forward.
The Lyon coach sites the recent move of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City and says if the Ivorian can be sold for such a large amount, it gives the French side a clue as to how much they should request for Lacazette.
“He’s an important player, he’s one of the Europe’s finest strikers at this time, that’s priceless,” he said in a press conference.
“When I see that Swansea striker was sold for €40m to City, that gives us an idea how much the club can expect for this player.”
And Fournier revealed that Lyon weren’t resigned to eventually losing their key man and were in fact planning for a future with him involved.
“We know what needs to be done in sporting terms and in terms of strengthening the team in order to keep him again next year knowing that this is an important year for him,” he continued.