Ex-Manchester United forward Louis Saha believes that his old side should make a move for Lyon’s highly-rated forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer to ease their striking concerns.
The France international grabbed headlines for his goalscoring antics last season as he fired 27 in Ligue 1 action to keep his side in a shock title race along with Paris Saint-Germain until the closing weeks of the campaign.
United have been aligned with the 24-year-old attacker, with reports suggesting that they’re ready to offer him a route into the Premier League.
And with Louis van Gaal having opted against keeping Radamel Falcao – leaving him with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and James Wilson to rely on – Saha believes that the addition of Lacazette makes sense for his old club:
“Could Lacazette thrive at United? I think so, it’s obvious he’s done really well in France, he’s scored many, many goals because he can threaten behind, he can score from far, he’s a very clever player.” He told the Manchester Evening News.
“It’s a must United sign a striker because you always have the need for competition up front. That’s what brings excellence to every player.
“I would say that a big name is not something that is always good for a manager’s experience. Maybe a bit more speed than before, to put defenders on their toes a bit more and to get behind defenders.”
Lacazette is a product of Lyon’s famed academy set-up – which has produced players such as Karim Benzema in the past – and has netted 53 goals in the last two seasons for his side.