Spanish giants looking to return for Arsenal ace

AS says that Diego Simeone still likes Alexandre Lacazette as they link him with a move to Atletico Madrid.

The Frenchman has returned to form in recent games for Arsenal, yet the club hasn’t opened talks of a new contract with him.

He is inside the final 18th months of his Arsenal contract and has been scoring for the team as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang endures a goal drought.

However, the Frenchman will have put thinking about a new deal on the backburner as no one is talking about it.

The report says that Simeone still likes the former Lyon man and claims that he is one of the strikers that Atletico is targeting.

They want an experienced head and have looked at the possibility of signing Sergio Aguero.

The Argentinean’s injury history bothers them and Lacazette is interesting them.

The Frenchman is one of several strikers at Arsenal right now, but having learnt a lesson from offering new deals to Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he might not be offered a new contract.

The big issue for Arsenal is that come the summer they will be faced with either selling Laca at a reduced price or risk seeing him run down his contract and leave for free.

This all sounds so familiar.

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7 Comments

  1. Sean M says:

    Nah they’ve just signed Dembele from Lyon.

    1. siamois says:

      On loan until the end of the season.

  2. McLovin says:

    Hmm £30-35m should do the trick. Its his ‘release clause’.

  3. Umar Hamza says:

    If they can pay the cash it is ok

  4. Davi says:

    Always liked this guy but I’d be open to selling to freshen things up, even though I don’t expect we’d get too much for him due to his contract and lack of goals (also I don’t think Atletico will have much to spend). We must have a proper replacement lined up though – someone who’s experienced enough to go straight into the first team. If we can’t get the right player it would be better to eat losing him for free in a year

  5. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    He needs to go…can’t even imagine what ridiculous wage we would need to offer him considering we lost any leverage we had when we decided not to renegotiate until he was in his last year…I can only hope that their plan was to sell him anyways…still seems a tad short-sighted because his value would have been higher last summer when he was still under contract for 2 years and a year younger…our negative tactics have certainly not helped his market value either…really liked him as a player at Lyon, but we went in a year too late, paid too much and didn’t coach him hard enough since his arrival…he’s not in good enough shape to be a high-pressing striker in the EPL, especially considering his diminutive stature

  6. RSH says:

    If there is interest in the summer, 100% sell. He’s been decent this season but we lack a quality No 9. that can go a full season being top level. Sell, sell sell.

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