Since news of Real Madrid’s enormous bid for Kylian Mbappe was revealed, it would have appeared that Arsenal’s chances of signing the Monaco star were diminishing rapidly (although I have told you why I disagree with that) and it is being reported that the Gunners have now turned their attention to another French striker in Alexandre Lacazette who is being touted at a price of £50m, half the price of Mbappe.
He is currently with the French national team along with Mbappe and our very own Olivier Giroud, who is still considered to be the first option for Didier Deschamps at the moment, despite the hype surrounding his two younger countrymen.
It was originally thought that Lacazette would be sure to join Atletico Madrid, until their transfer ban was upheld, and that seems very unlikely now. The Frenchman was asked about that deal yesterday, and he replied: “Like everyone else, I heard the news. This was always going to be a possibility, it was 50-50. The decision has not perturbed me, life goes on.”
“It is possible, it is a scenario that should not be excluded,” he claimed. “A loan to Lyon until the winter window? I have not looked at that much because the President is saying that that is not possible. We will have to prepare ourselves for all eventualities, but that is not the way I want it to go.”
So his future is still up in the air for now, and Lacazette is adamant that anything is still possible, even a move to England. “That could be an interesting option, it is a great league with interesting teams.
“For the moment, those are only rumours.
“I will wait until the end of the international stint with France before taking my decision.”
Hopefully by the end of the week, after France have played Sweden on Friday in a top-of-the-table clash, more will be known about the Mbappe situation and we will know if we should be moving on to a bid for Lacazette or not….