Alexandre Lacazette reveals thoughts on £19m Newcastle United bid reports

Alexandre Lacazette, front right
Alexandre Lacazette, front right

French striker Alexandre Lacazette has spoken out about reports that Newcastle United have made a bid to sign him.

The Magpies are desperate to sign a new forward this transfer window, and Lacazette is a long-time target.

Reports this week suggested Newcastle had made a £19million offer for the Lyon man which was turned down.

And speaking after Lyon’s 4-1 win over Troyes, Lacazette said: “I read what is written by you in the media.

“Now, I am at Lyon, I want to do a good second half of the season, so for me a departure is not on the agenda.

“It is my agent, David Venditelli, who deals with that. He knows very well that I do not want to leave, so he rejected the offer.”