Arsenal target admits a move is on the cards!
It is no secret that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with whom he has been linked with for quite some time now. In fact, a £29.3 million bid was reportedly rejected by the Ligue 1 side last summer and it seems as though the Gunners boss, who looks likely to continue at the helm, hasn’t yet given up on bringing Lacazette to the Emirates.
And for good reason. The French international has been in blistering form this season, scoring a staggering 30 goals in all competitions. His superb form has further raised his value and the highly-rated hitman is said to be a target to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. With Lyon resigned to lose their prized asset this summer, there will be quite the battle between the Premier League trio to secure his services.
Speaking in regards to his future as quoted by the Daily Express, the 25-year-old forward said: “Will this be my last few months at Lyon? It depends which teams will be on offer to me. I am prepared to leave, but only to make a significant leap forward. Otherwise, nothing will happen.”
In addition, Lyon’s club advisor Bernard Lacombe admitted to French radio station RMC that Lacazette may be on the move, saying: “The departure of Alex would be very difficult for our club. Even if we could make lots of money, he is an immense player and I do not think that we will understand the magnitude of his departure fully until it happens.
“I do not know which team he will go to. I hope for only one thing, that he will stay with us for another year, or two, because he is an immense player. ”
So with the player admitting that he is willing to leave if the right offer is on the table, the news comes as a green light for the Arsenal boss who has been trying to sign the prolific striker for quite some time now. While competition for his signature will be tough, the player has previously admitted that he is fan of Arsenal and while that may not necessarily mean a move to the Emirates, it gives the North London club an edge over the competition. But if Arsenal fail to qualify for the Champions League, the story may be very different.
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