Lacazette latest including Juventus interest

Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer, but a move to Juventus appears extremely unlikely at present.

The Old Lady were believed to be in the hunt for a new striker, having mutually agreed to part ways with Gonzalo Higuain, but according to Guillem Balague that striker now looks set to be Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan international has been told that he is surplus to requirements by Barcelona, and is believed to have agreed a deal with the Turin club, where he is set to become only the 14th player to play alongside both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

This will likely close the door on the club’s interest (for now) in Lacazette, although they had already showed resistance in paying his asking price, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The respected journalist now expects the Frenchman to stay at the Emirates this summer.

“I believe that he will stay,” Romano told Lee Gunner’s YouTube channel in an interview.

“For sure his agents are speaking with many clubs.

“They spoke with Juventus, but Juventus can’t pay like €50million in this moment to sign Lacazette.

“They won’t pay this fee but the Juventus director Fabio Paratici was in England some days ago.

“He had a meeting with his agent but they did not find an agreement.

“In this moment I would have to say Juventus is a no. Inter is a no too, they will go with Lautaro [Martinez] and [Romelu] Lukaku next season so they are not going for Lacazette.”

The striker has also been linked with a possible move to Atletico Madrid, but I feel that if they were serious about a deal for the former Lyon star, we would have been able to strike a deal for Thomas Partey already.

Could Arsenal have been better off by selling Laca this summer?

Patrick

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18 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    Hope he stays, Nketiah is decent cover but nowhere near ready to take over. If Arsenal are ambitious we’ll need all the help in competing this year.
    Glad to see the price tag for his transfer; Sokratis, Mustafi, and a few others can go on the cheap to reduce wages, but it will cost if clubs want our talented players.

  2. ACE says:

    I just cant see Laca leaving
    unless Atletic make a dramatic
    turnaround and revisit a swap
    deal invloving the Frenchmen
    and Partey. Serious transfer
    interest just doesnt seem to be
    there atm, with clubs unwilling
    to pay even a modest transfer
    fee for the former Lyon man.

    If Laca stays, Edu and MA will be
    forced to make some difficult
    fundraising decisions before the
    window closes if Partey and
    Auoar are SERIOUS targets.

    Personally I would…

    Sell Bellerin if PSG bid £25-30M

    I LOVE both Martinez and Leno
    BUT if either are the subject of
    serious interest (over £25M) one
    has to be moved on

    Sell Kolasanic for £10-15M, there
    is supposed interest from a few
    teams.

    Loan MG for £5M to Villareal.

    Although painful sell Balogun for
    £8M

    Move CC to Fulham for £12M

    Socratis to Napoli for £4M

    If and a few of these pieces of
    hypothetical business are certainly
    BIG IFS Edu and MA were able
    to pull off the above deals AFC
    would recoup round approximately
    £90M and would make both
    Partey/Aouar VERY affordable.

    Fingers crossed!!

  3. Twig says:

    I think it’s finally time to move Aubameyang to his favourite position. Martinelli and Nketiah will be his understudies.

    Aubameyang
    Saka Willian Pepe
    Xhaka Ceballos
    Tierney Luiz Gabriel AMN
    Martinez

    Decent

    1. Uzi Ozil says:

      Very decent line up there twig but I don’t have much confidence in luiz playing 4 at the back. I feel he is decent playing 3Cbs. Well whatever the case maybe, someday its gonna be gabriel and saliba partnership but for now they need all the help and experience from luiz in the back and other experienced team mates

    2. ACE says:

      Twig,

      I thought both Xhaka and Ceballos
      impressed in midfield during the
      post lockdown stages of last season
      BUT IMHO there still needs to be a
      physical, athletic presence to provide
      steel and dynamism that is still
      sadly lacking. Partey is the best of
      the B2B bunch but any one of the
      following would be a great signing.

      I Sangare
      A Diallo
      B Soumare
      A Diawara

      1. ahmad73 says:

        Anyone of Soumare or Sangare would be awesome. Both young, excellent engines and passing range. Soumare is even a very good dribbler. Forget Partey, go for any of the two young engines. They would be cheaper too.

      2. Twig says:

        It’ll be nice to get Partey. But I have a feeling that Xhaka is going to be even more impressive for us this season than last…

        1. Rashid80 says:

          Why won’t you understand that Partey and xhaka have totally different roles? We need Partey! And he won’t be replacing xhaka and xhaka can never offer what Partey offers on the pitch

    3. Scubagooner says:

      I like the line up but if no more arrivals come in I would like to see the following line up.
      Leno
      Saliba Luiz. Gabriel
      Amn. Tierny

      Xhaka. Cabellos

      Pepe. Willian
      Abu

      With a bench incl.
      Laca
      Martanelli
      Saka
      Nketiah
      Mari
      Etc.

      This is pretty strong but as can be seen by the bench if we can add one more strong midfielder we have enough to rotate and still look as good. This will be enough to build on.

  4. Maxis says:

    Similar article regarding Fabrizio Romano and Lee Gunner interview on same subject was posted yesterday.

  5. Paul le'dain says:

    Good to hear although we are supposed to be short of funds for the transfer window we have to stop selling our best players at the drop of a hat, okay Lacazette did not have the best of seasons in the last one but he was injured and out for some time, but all in all we’ve got a world class striker there and we’ve got to hang on to him because he could be one of the bargaining chips of keeping Auba here.

  6. ahmad73 says:

    Paul
    With all due respect Laca is not world class. His main job as a striker is to score goals. He is not very good at that. He is kept out of the FNT by Giroud. Remember how Arsenal fans derided Giroud? It’s all very well to run around a lot; but Arsenal paid nearly 50M for him to score goals. I would not be too fussed if he is shipped out.

    1. Durand says:

      Laca draws defenders away from Auba and creates space for Auba to get in goal scoring positions, no other strikers on our roster offer that

    2. Maxis says:

      Giroud doesn’t score much goals for France either. Played every game at the world Cup without scoring. Maybe he has a slightly different purpose in the team than just scoring goals. Just saying.

  7. Noble says:

    We sale Bellerin and we can use Nelson as right back, Niles can be useful in other positions

  8. Az Uganda says:

    I wish he went because he played nowhere near good as our current young stars in martineli and nketiah let his amount be lowered to £35m – £40m to get the best suitors then we get edouard

  9. RFrancis says:

    Assuming Auba has already signed, deciding what to do with Laca is the toughest decision facing the Club. His market value is decreasing, he is not in form as a top striker, he is close to becoming surplus to our requirements, his contract will be expiring soon and the market for skills is closing in.
    I believe, trading or selling him now for a younger player like Edouard, with greater upside potential, would be a good decision by the Club – even if it means taking a small loss.

  10. Christian Dahn says:

    For me I don’t want for arsenal to sell this strikers because we are thinking about the premier league laca is a good players he is world class selling him will not be a good thing for us he is very strong and creative and can score goals

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