Well, I suppose it was only going to be a matter of time before the vultures starting circling around our best players and so it comes as no surprise to read that Barcelona is interested in Alexandre Lacazette.
According to the media, the Spanish Champions will turn their attention to our Player of the Year if they fail to sign the Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann has a release clause of £151 Million, however, that drops to £91 Million on July 1st but the French striker’s wage demands are putting Barca off at this time.
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, Lacazette has emerged as the prefered alternatives for the Champions League semi-finalists in the event they are unable to come to an agreement with Griezmann.
It does not help either that Lacazette shares the same agent as Eric Abidal, the Barcelona director of football.
Lacazette has had a stand out season for us and proved his worth on Thursday evening when he knocked in two goals against Valencia in the 3-1 semi-final first leg win in the Europa League.
The only fee mentioned is the £53 Million it cost us to sign the France striker and that Barcelona would have to pay close to that. I would suggest they would have to pay a lot more.
My opinion is that at this moment in time we do not have too much to worry about but if Barcelona fails to sign Griezmann then that could easily change and at that point, I would start to worry.