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Fantasy football: What could Alexandre Lacazette bring to the game this season?

Alexandre Lacazette is on the brink of a move to Arsenal in what would be a club-record deal – and that’s intriguing news for fantasy football managers.

According to various reports, including from BBC journalist David Ornstein, the Lyon striker could complete formalities this weekend for a fee in the region of £45m.

Lacazette has made it clear he intends to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer and had previously stated he wants Champions League football this season.

Lacazette could prove a huge fantasy football hit

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Lacazette could prove a huge fantasy football hit

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But it appears Arsenal, and Wenger in particular, have managed to woo the forward.

The 26-year-old scored 37 goals in all competitions last season, including 28 in as many starts in Ligue 1.

While Lacazette’s arrival is a massive statement of intent by Arsenal, they are still expected to lose Alexis Sanchez this summer who is being linked heavily with Manchester City.

Alexandre Lacazette is edging closer to moving to Arsenal, according the reports in France

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Lacazette is a hit for France too – something Arsene Wenger is fond of

What could Lacazette bring to your fantasy football team?

As one of the finest finishers in world football right now, Lacazette’s arrival in the Premier League is mouthwatering news for Dream Team fans looking to add extra firepower up top this season.

Last season Lacazette, according to Dream Team’s ratings provider WhoScored, was the highest rated player in French football at 7.57.

That would have put him fifth in the Premier League player rankings, with just Eden Hazard (7.81), Alexis Sanchez (7.76), Paul Pogba (7.72) and Harry Kane (7.68) ahead of him.

Eden Hazard looks to have put his transfer rumours to bed as he edges to new deal

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Hazard was one of only a handful of Premier League players to outperform Lacazette

Lacazette was also a massive hit on Dream Team Europe last season after his performances in the Europa League, finishing behind only Cristiano Ronaldo with 61 points.

In terms of prices on Dream Team, we’d estimate the Frenchman to be valued at around £6.5m should his move to Arsenal be finalised.

What will Lacazette offer on Dream Team?

  • Highest perfoming player (7.57) in France last season
  • 28 league goals in as many appearances for Lyon
  • 61 points on Dream Team Europe after helping Lyon reach the semi-finals of the Europa League
  • Want Lacazette in your fantasy team? Sign up here

When can I sign up?

You can start getting your teams in as early as July 7 2017 – some five weeks before the Premier League season gets underway.

That gives you an awfully long time to monitor the transfer market and choose your team accordingly, with Bernardo Silva the first major coup of the summer after his £43m move to Manchester City.

Keep up to date with all the latest fantasy football news with our fantasy football live blog and sign up to Dream Team here.

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