West Ham handed boost in chase for £22.5m-rated striker


West Ham have been handed a boost in their chase for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The 24-year-old has been left out of Didier Deschamps’ France squad for this summer’s European Championships, meaning there is little to no danger of his value increasing over the summer.

Last month The Telegraph claimed the Hammers were plotting a club record €30million (£23.5million) bid for the striker, who also told The Telegraph back in January that he wants to leave Lyon and is interested in a move to the Premier League.

And now with Lacazette being snubbed by his national side, it could open the door for West Ham to make their move without any complications this summer.

Alexandre Lacazette - Characteristics
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The fact he hasn’t been picked to represent France in the Euros this summer could also lead to other interested clubs deciding to look elsewhere for an international quality striker.

It remains to be seen whether Lacazette’s snub could boost West Ham’s chances of bringing him to the Premier League this summer, but it certainly could make it a lot easier to get a deal over the line.

Lacazette has 23 goals in 42 first team appearances for Lyon this season, and is valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt.com.

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