Arsenal looking to offload Lacazette in swap deal for Morocco international

Arsenal are claimed to be eyeing a move to sign Youssef En-Nesyri from Seville in January as they look to avoid losing Alexandre Lacazette for free next summer.

The Gunners failed to find a potential suitor for the French striker in the summer, possible not aided by the player suffering with Coronavirus in the final weeks of the transfer window.

With Laca having entered into the final 12 months of his playing deal however, we have little power over the player’s future at present, with him allowed to talk to foreign clubs over a potential free transfer in the new year, and La Razon(via the Express) now claims we will look to offer him to Seville in January.

We are supposedly considering an offer to land their striker En-Nesyri which will include Laca, although the exact terms will need to be thrashed out between the parties.

The former Lyon star is yet to start a single Premier League match this term, with Auba now operating through the middle, and with Folarin Balogun having started against Brentford when both he and Laca were absent for the opening fixture of the season.

Would you be shocked if Arsenal and Lacazette opened contract extension talks inside the next 12 months? Could he play his way back into the manager’s plans?

Patrick

Tags Alexandre Lacazette Youssef En Nesyri

8 Comments

  1. Dgr8xt says:

    We need a new striker. Not sure that should be En-Nesyri though. I believe it’s still possible to get Lautaro Martinez from inter Milan if he doesn’t sign a new contract by January. I also learned that Edu and Arteta are still looking at three signings in January meaning that there’s still money to spend

  2. nicho says:

    I think only a steel is needed in midfield.Enough is in place .

    1. Trent Madagua says:

      Lacca will probably leave for free come end of the season. Going for this Sevilla striker is silly as come January, he too will be off to the African Nation’s cup with Morocco.
      Auba will be gone too with Gabon so it only make sense that Lacca will step in full time then.

  3. Koma says:

    Lacazette is better than Youssef. The guy is overrated

  4. guy says:

    I hope and believe this is paper talk. Not worth the money they’re talking about. Scores a lot but not many are impressive.

  5. Phoenix Gunner says:

    I rather keep laca till season ends and go for haaland.
    Prefer him to all other striking options and using odegaard as a convincing tool might help in that aspect. But to convince him to choose arsenal, we seriously need to make top 4 which is a real possibility.
    That why the gunners needs to take each game seriously at a go and top 4 is a realistic possibility.

    1. dgr8xt says:

      Even if we win the league, it’s not a possibility

  6. CorporateMan says:

    That’d the dumbest thing to do for Arsenal. The Moroccan is off to the AFCON in January. So is Auba. Then Lacazette leaves. So who scores the goals for Arsenal while the African tournament lasts.
    Come on, I’m sure we have more sense than that, surely?

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