Aston Villa expected to interfere with Arsenal’s business again by targeting striker

Aston Villa are claimed to be eyeing a move to sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer, a player Arsenal are yet to convince to sign a new deal.

The Frenchman will become a free agent this summer if a new contract isn’t signed in the near future, and while most reports have linked him with a move abroad, Villa are now claimed to be showing an interest.

The Gunners allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for free last week, leaving them with two senior options in attack in Eddie Nketiah and Lacazette, both of whom have less than six months remaining on their deals.

It seems crazy to think that we would be willing to allow both of those to leave without at least trying to keep one in the squad, and with Laca currently holding onto the first-team role ahead of the youngster, you’d think he’d be the more likely to extend, especially with him representing us as club captain at present.

Birmingham Mail cites Sporx in claiming that Villa are now set to come in with an offer for the Frenchman, and are ready to take on Besiktas and Lyon.

Villa seem to be getting involved in our business all-too often, whether they are trying to challenge us in the transfer market or poach our players, and it is getting a little frustrating.

Last summer’s supposed pursuit of Emile Smith Rowe may well have been a way of forcing us to pay him extra, despite the belief that we were already closing in on a new deal with him, something we achieved.

I honestly can’t see Lacazette joining them at Villa Park, but time will tell I guess.

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. How is it interfering when we are not offering Lacca a new contract ergo he is leaving. Plus another inaccurate report in that Besiktas have pulled out of any interest due to wages

  2. Interesting if Aston Villa can offer him wages that we are not offering him.. and I take its much less than the 180k he currently earns, no way would Villa offer higher than that..

  3. Someone who paid him 180K/week needs to have his brains checked. Villa can have him any day, even today because he has been a player never interested to score. Even Giroud – whom a section of our fans derided him managed to keep Laca out of the French national team. Villa are doing great with Emi Martenez & Beuda, they can do greater with Laca ( moving towards relegation). Had he to take his chances against Burnley we would be above Utd.

    1. Not really,since he is a free signing,they can afford to spend that much in wages ,even if he gets a minimal signing on fee,that would still be a good deal for both parties.

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