Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Alexandre Lacazette and Ollie Watkins would be ideal for Man City’s, says Shaun Wright-Phillips

Alexandre Lacazette and Ollie Watkins would be ideal solutions to Manchester City’s lack of a number 9, says Shaun Wright-Phillips … as he claims Premier League champions may not need to spend £ 150 million on Harry Kane


<!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

Manchester City may not need to spend £ 150m on Harry Kane or Erling Haaland to fill their gap up front and should instead focus on signing Alexandre Lacazette or Ollie Watkins, according to Shaun Wright-Phillips.

With Sergio Agüero signing for Barcelona as a free agent in the summer after a trophy-laden decade at the Etihad, City have entered the season with Gabriel Jesús as their only recognized striker.

The Premier League champions were strongly linked to Kane and Haaland in the summer and continue to control both, but Pep Guardiola has often played without a typical number 9 this season.

Alexandre Lacazette has started just three games in all competitions for Arsenal this season.

Alexandre Lacazette has started just three games in all competitions for Arsenal this season.

The French agreement in the Emirates runs out next summer and negotiations have stalled

The French agreement in the Emirates runs out next summer and negotiations have stalled

The French agreement in the Emirates runs out next summer and negotiations have stalled

City are third in the Premier League, five points behind league leaders Chelsea, and have scored six fewer goals than the Blues and nine fewer than second Liverpool.

Talking to Sun, Wright-Phillips suggested that if Guardiola was determined to beef up the attacking options at his disposal, Lacazette and Watkins were ideal out-of-the-box solutions.

“Someone was talking to me about it the other day and I said ‘for me I’d sign Ollie Watkins,” said the former Chelsea and City winger.

Or even Lacazette, he knows where the goal is.

The 30-year-old has scored three goals in eight appearances in all competitions this season.

The 30-year-old has scored three goals in eight appearances in all competitions this season.

The 30-year-old has scored three goals in eight appearances in all competitions this season.

Shaun Wright-Phillips thinks Ollie Watkins would be an ideal solution to the city's problems

Shaun Wright-Phillips thinks Ollie Watkins would be an ideal solution to the city's problems

Shaun Wright-Phillips thinks Ollie Watkins would be an ideal solution to the city’s problems

“He knows how to get people into the game and I always think that when he plays for Arsenal his three forwards behind him seem to play better, there seems to be more connection between them.”

Lacazette has started just three games for Arsenal in all competitions so far this season, but Wright-Phillips believes the Frenchman could be as important to City as Roberto Firmino is to Liverpool.

“I think he is like someone who helps Liverpool, Roberto Firmino,” he continued.

‘When Firmino plays Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, there is more room for them to run behind because he will come up short.

Pep Guardiola has often chosen to deploy Manchester City without a recognized number 9 this season

Pep Guardiola has often chosen to deploy Manchester City without a recognized number 9 this season

Pep Guardiola has often chosen to deploy Manchester City without a recognized number 9 this season

Harry Kane wanted to move to Manchester City in the summer.

Harry Kane wanted to move to Manchester City in the summer.

Erling Haaland has also been linked to a transfer to the Etihad.

Erling Haaland has also been linked to a transfer to the Etihad.

Shaun Wright-Phillips thinks City don’t need to spend £ 150m on Kane or Haaland

‘He will spin and drag center-backs with him and create space behind […] I would just open the game a bit more [for City’s attacking players] and give the center-backs something real to think about. ‘

The club’s record signing from Arsenal in the summer of 2017, Lacazette’s contract at the Emirates expires in the summer of next year and negotiations on a new contract have stalled.

The 30-year-old has attracted the interest of several European clubs, including Atlético de Madrid and Inter Milan, and will be able to agree on terms with any potential suitor in January, should he decide to exhaust his contract.

Lacazette has scored 68 goals in 178 games in all competitions for the Gunners since arriving from Lyon four years ago, while Watkins has scored 18 in 48 games for Villa following a £ 30.6 million move from Brentford last year. last.

Commercial



.