Paris Saint German may have spent more money this summer than Amazon have saved in tax but they still couldn’t persuade Alexandre Lacazette to join them.
The France international held talks with the Parc des Princes outfit after his move to Atletico Madrid fell through, however, despite the riches on offer from the Qatari-backed project the striker decided his future lay away from his homeland.
“We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon,” Lacazette told RMC Sport while on Interlull duty.
“PSG could have helped me progress because they of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”
Lacazette again touched on his eagerness to get to grips with the physicality of life in England claiming he needs to be ‘stouter’ in front of goal. Honestly, that could well be an off-kilter translation by Football 365, but f*ck it…it sounds funny.
“In the Emirates, I have been efficient. Now I have to keep going and have the same stats away from home,” he added.
“I still have to work on some points, even if it’s going well. I can still develop my relationships with my midfielders and defenders.
“I also want to become stouter in front of goal because in England the referee does not whistle.”
Not sure “I’m Laca teapot, short and stout” is going to catch on as a chant, but it’s worth a go.