Atletico interest ‘delights’ Arsenal star with transfer now ‘viable’

Date published: Thursday 10th September 2020 11:32 - Joe Williams

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette wants to join Atletico Madrid after hearing of their serious interest, according to reports in Spain.

Lacazette‘s future at the Emirates Stadium has come into question recently. With Arsenal set to announce a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they may not be able to guarantee regular first team football to the Frenchman.

And, with young strikers Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah also showing promise this season, reports have suggested the Gunners could cash in on Lacazette.

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Arsenal are understood to be looking for £30m for the former Lyon striker, who has also been linked with Juventus. Given that he only has two years left on his contract, this may be their best time to sell.

A report in August said that Atletico were reportedly prepared to include one of three players in any deal to bring Lacazette to the Wanda Metropolitano.

And now AS (via Sport Witness) claims that Lacazette is ‘delighted’ with the strong interest from Atletico, who have put him on a list of strikers they are targeting.

Sources close to Lacazette reckon the ‘transfer will finally be viable’ with the report adding that the France international wants to move to Atletico ‘as soon as possible’.

With two years still remaining on Lacazette’s contract, the report continues by saying that negotiations ‘will not be easy’ between Arsenal and the Spanish giants.


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