Spaniards prepare to offer Arsenal two players in exchange for star man

Marca claims that Atletico Madrid remains keen on signing Alexandre Lacazette this summer and the Spaniards are even prepared to offer the Gunners two players as a sweetener in the deal.

Lacazette is inside the final two years of his current contract with Arsenal and the Frenchman endured a tough 2019/2020 season.

After recovering from an injury, he found goals very hard to come by and he was not entirely trusted by Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard brought back Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at Leeds and made the Englishman a competition for the former Lyon ace.

Heading into the new season, Nketiah will remain an important part of the Arsenal first team and Gabriel Martinelli is another option up front for the Gunners.

Arsenal has been keen to renew the deal of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since he entered the final two years of his current contract, but they haven’t shown the same enthusiasm for Lacazette’s.

Atletico has been long-term admirers of Lacazette and after watching their strikers struggle for goals last season, they are ready to make their move for the Frenchman.

The report claims that Diego Simeone’s side is prepared to offer Thomas Lemar and Vitolo in exchange for the striker.

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16 Comments

  1. Invader Zim says:

    No thank you

    1. Shortboygooner says:

      I 2nd this. No thanks. Thomas partey or nothing

      1. Pat says:

        Yes! Why is this not the conversation! We want Partey and they want Lacazette, how does a swap deal for only these two not make sense!

      2. akan says:

        Partey is not that good can’t see what the fuss is about. We have young players who can play that role such as Maitland Niles

        1. Ezekiel says:

          I don’t want to sound hard or insulting to you but comparing Niles to Party shows that you have little knowledge about football games aside Arsenal matches. Thank you

          1. Desmond says:

            Yes because maitland niles is shit.Mate you clearly don’t know anything about football.Partey is really not needed,so stop thinking this is Fifa 20 and use your eyes and you will see we don’t need anyone anymore.Our squad is solid

  2. Glorious says:

    Anfield destroyer is not that good, what kind of game are you watching?

  3. vanisle says:

    Not a chance. Lemar, for one, was a huge disappointment this past season.

    In any case, Arsenal wants Partey and Partey wants Arsenal. From scouting reports and videos, he’s something special, more special than any of the nice alternatives so far mentioned (Diawara, Souware, etc.).

    Partey’s YouTube highlights show ball after ball up through multiple defenders to streaking forwards. And defensive work that is almost brutal, bowling attackers off the ball.

    I can envisage Lacazette and Emi and cash for Partey, enabling Atletico to sell Oblak and buy other needs. His agent says he’ll be at Atletico as long as they need him. If they make these deals, they could get beyond needing him.

    Arteta went into this off-season wanting Willian, Partey and Aouar. Might he even get all three? Hard to imagine, but….

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Atletico Madrid is in for Marc Roca from relegated Espanyol as the replacement for Thomas Partey. This may mean they don’t “need him any more”.
      AM want Partey to sign a new contract with an increased buy out clause. Thus they will not consider anything but cash at the moment for Partey. Once Roca is bought that may change.
      Personally, they have done Arsenal no favours, so if Lacazette is to be sold he should be sold to the highest bidder and then pay Partey’s buy out clause.

  4. MJH says:

    Don’t want party anymore. He wants too much money for his ability compared to the wages of others at the club (he wants OVER 200k, and auba would be on 250?) There are other targets that would be just as good a fit for the future and wouldn’t cost the earth.

    I would still take Lemar as well. The problem with him is that he should never have gone to AM. He doesn’t fit simeones system and you can’t push square pegs into round holes. We’ve proven that time and time again. He would work better at arsenal than AM

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Sorry MJH, I can’t agree with you on either Partey or Lemar. One player AM doesn’t want to leave or swap, the other player AM wants rid of; says it all really.

  5. Gwin says:

    Arsenal can take Thomas Lemar with some cash added(good deal for me) but Vitolo is a big no for me.
    Arsenal don’t need Vitolo but can use the added cash to augment want they have to pursue other deals.

    1. Ezekiel says:

      You prefer taking Lemar with 0goals 0assist all season to Vitolo that’s has contributed more on the scoring chart of AM. Sometimes it baffles me how some goobers think🤔

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    Laca is irreplacable, he is the reason Auba is doing so well on the wings scoring goals. Keep Laca, buy Partey and Aouar, and Arsenal will be great heading into the next season.

  7. Durand says:

    Ha tell Ath Madrid that we aren’t a dumping ground for their garbage. Either swap with Partey or they can pay £45 million for Laca. Anything less and it’s a huge miss by Arsenal.

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