There have been some ridiculous things said about Gonzalo Higuain, one of the strikers that has been the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours this summer, by the president of his Serie A club Napoli. Aurelio De Laurentiis does not seem to be able to help himself either, as he is in the papers again this week saying that he will not allow Higuain to leave for any less than his wild valuation of something like £65 million.
Yes mate we have got it, you do not need to keep saying it because no one is offering anything like that. Trying to drum up some action by any chance?
Anyway, it now looks like the president of Lyon Jean Michel-Aulas has joined the party, although his numbers are not quite so eyebrow raising as the Italian’s. The Lyon chief was speaking about their striker Alexandre Lacazette who topped the Ligue 1 scoring charts last season with a very impressive 27 goals from 33 games.
It is no surprise that Arsenal and other clubs have been linked but Michel-Aulas has declared, as reported by the Daily Mail, that it will take a massive offer in the region of £40 million to persuade the French club to sell.
He said, “Of course, if a €50-60m (£35-42m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck. I really feel like he wants to stay.”
That goes against many reports in the media that claim the striker would like a move away, but Lyon really are unwilling to sell for less than the president says, have Arsenal been priced out of yet another striker transfer?