Norwich City are interested in Lorient striker/number 10, Alexis Claude-Maurice according to French outlet, L’Equipe and spotted by Cory@iwritethings23.
— Cory (@iwritethings23) May 15, 2019
Claude-Maurice is only 20 years old but has had a rather good year for Lorient in Ligue 2, scoring 14 goals and providing 3 assists this season.
He seems to be being watched by several clubs with Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Sociedad and Lille, to name but a few.
Norwich are following Lorient attacker Alexis Claude-Maurice, who has also been closely monitored by Lille, Lyon Frankfurt and Real Sociedad. Has also been linked with Arsenal in the recent past. (L'Equipe)
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) May 15, 2019
He seems to be a bit of a big deal in France as an emerging talent and is under contract with Lorient until June 2022.
????Young talent watch:
Club: FC Lorient (Ligue 2)
Position: Attacking MF, can play both sides
Stat: 13 goals & 3 assists
Strengths: quick feet, dribbler, distance shooter, playmaker
Price: €10M ~pic.twitter.com/o3drAD4Tq3
— LFC Watch -2019 CL Finalist (@Mobyhaque1) April 19, 2019
The lad has represented his France at U18, U19 and U20 levels and is quick, 5’9” and with an eye for goal that has also had Arsenal and Atletico Madrid keeping an eye on his progress recently.
The L’Equipe article is suggesting that Lorient have a €10m valuation for their player, which could well be too steep for the Canaries, but hey, who really knows what sort of budget Norwich have and how much they are prepared to spend?
I have little doubt that City’s Premier League status will make the lad’s agent sit up and take notice. This is an interesting link to a young player who clearly has bags of potential.