According to what has been reported just today by those at Calciomercato.com, before decisively turning to Divock Origi, AC Milan club directors had the opportunity to sign Alexandre Lacazette, also on a free transfer.
Born in 1991, with a total of 71 goals in the 5 seasons spent with Arsenal, the French striker was actually proposed to Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara. Physically fit, with a noteworthy wealth of experience even in international matches, Lacazette could have been what Origi has failed to become so far for the Rossoneri team of head coach Stefano Pioli.
In fact, the two club managers of the current Italian champions kindly declined the offer, letting the Lacazette opt for a return to his former club Olympique Lyon. Despite the difficulties faced by Laurent Blanc’s team, the personal balance of 20 goals and 5 assists in 27 seasonal matches confirms that Lacazette is still a capable striker. Certainly much more so than Origi’s current version, writes the Italy-based website. That decision may very well be already haunting the club managers who have expected much more from the former Liverpool striker.
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