Barcelona enter the race to sign cut-price Arsenal star

Barcelona are claimed to be keen on signing Alexandre Lacazette in the winter window, with Arsenal claimed to be open to selling for a cut-price fee.

The Frenchman is into the final 12 months of his playing contract at present, and is yet to start a single league match since the new season began.

That may not have been the case had he not contracted Coronavirus ahead of the opening match of the season with Brentford however, but the fact remains that his only start came against lower-league side Wimbledon yesterday.

With his contract running down however, and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemingly manager Mikel Arteta’s first choice, Laca certainly appears surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium, and it would be no shock if he was allowed to leave come January as opposed to seeing him leave for nothing next summer.

While Atletico Madrid have been linked with his signature for some time, it is Barcelona who are now believed to be eyeing his potential signing in the new year, with Fichajes(via the DailyStar) claiming they are interested in a cut-price deal, having been decimated up front in the previous window, with both Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi both leaving for pastures new.

Would Depay and Lacazette work well together at Barca? Could the forward still work his way back into Arteta’s plans before January?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Jeff Amolo says:

    I wouldn’t wish Lacazette to leave Arsenal club just yet because currently he’s the best striker we have after Aubermeyang..However much he doesn’t score a lot of goals, But his work rate is superlative amongst all the strikers the club (Arsenal) have at their disposal.

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    I hope and wish Arteta sees the potential in Laca, considering his work rate, his hold up play and communication with the youngsters which improves the overall play of Arsenal whenever he is on the pitch. Laca is invaluable and I dont know why Arteta does not trust him to lead the line. It is not only a question of scoring goals, it is also about bringing other attackers into the game which leads to more shots on goal and more goals scored, the Liverpool strikers do that and their wingers do the bulk of the scoring. Laca’s value, sadly, is seen by other top clubs around Europe, but not by Arteta. I hope he is given more chances to lead the line in the PL before making a final call on his sale. Auba can play on the wings along with Saka or Laca can play just behind Auba. Arteta must play Laca against the Spuds, one of the few Arsenal players really playing for the shirt, not someone who is lazy, error prone and disinterested.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Good post Gunner for life.
      Nothing to add, except I haven’t seen any mention of a “cut price” deal being forthcoming, rather the opposite.
      Read what MA said after Lacs performance on Wednesday.
      The guy obviously loves the club, deserves a rolling yearly contract and I hope he gets one.

      1. patH says:

        Well it will need to e sorted soon as we well know Lacca will be free to talk to European clubs in January. I read on a news feed that Lacc is going to run down his contract. With all the “information” coming from every source on the planet it’s no wonder at the confusion. It seems to me that we could have another Ramsey situation or as you say, and I hope, a new contract. In my opinion to get a new striker with the class of Lacca would cost lot of cash and I don’t see Kroenke laying out any more in the January window.

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