Manchester United’s need for a striker is no secret. With their spot in the Champions League all but secured, the Red Devils are keen to address their issues up front.
Radamel Falcao looks set to return to Monaco after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford. Furthermore, Robin Van Persie has also been linked to moves away from the club, given his age and injury problems.
Dutchman, Louis Van Gaal is thought be keen on signing a reliable striker, who will help his side challenge on all fronts next season.
According to the French media, Van Gaal has been monitoring the explosive Frenchman, Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette has attracted a lot of interest from around Europe this season, following a spectacular campaign, where he found the net 31 times. The likes of Arsenal and Liverpool remain interested in the forward, but the lack of Champions League football at Merseyside is a stumbling block.
Lacazette is a strong and quick player, blessed with abundance of technical ability. Apart from his ability to score goals, Lacazette is a brilliant dribbler and can operate anywhere across the front three and create chances for his teammates as well.
Earlier this season, Lyon announced their reluctance to sell the prolific forward, but according to recent reports, the club will study any significant offers around the region of 30 million euros.
Whether Manchester United can seal the deal for Lacazette, remains to be seen. But it is beyond doubt that he is exactly the type of forward Van Gaal needs at the moment.