As a long-suffering Arsenal fan very little surprises me about the club but the latest transfer speculation would surprise me, surprise massively.
It is being reported that Alexandre Lacazette and his agent is holding a meeting today over a possible transfer to an unnamed La Liga club.
This tweet is from Yahoo France journalist Manu Lonjon
A spanish club is interested in Lacazette. Meeting tomorrow with Arsenal and the player’s agent ! pic.twitter.com/6WuDpUSIdR
— Manu ⭐️⭐️ (@ManuLonjon) July 1, 2019
Apparently, the talks have nothing at all to do with a contract extension and are all about the Spanish clubs interest.
I am assuming it will be either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid simply because of the Antoine Griezmann situation. The France world cup hero is set to leave Atletico with Barca being touted as his most likely destination.
That would mean Atletico need a replacement, however, if the Spanish champions are no longer interested in Griezmann then it may well be Lacazette they turn to.
The fact that there is a meeting means that Arsenal have not rejected the approach and that in itself is very worrying.
Lacazette was our best player last season and the idea that the club would sell him is madness, I know the club is hard up for funds but to gut the team of its best players to bring in new players makes no sense at all.
If Arsenal do sell the 28-year-old then they had better get a King’s Ransom for him and replace him with someone of the same calibre because the fans will not be happy at all.
It is hard to find any justification for this proposed transfer but then when does anything Arsenal do these days make any sense?