Barcelona are ready to test Arsenal’s resolve with a ‘super offer’ for Alexandre Lacazette according to a report.
Earlier this week it was reported that Barcelona wanted to sign Alexandre Lacazette if they couldn’t get their hands on Antoine Griezmann this summer, but Arsenal don’t want to sell, according to those same reports.
That’s understandable given that the Frenchman has just been named Arsenal’s player of the season.
Mundo Deportivo reported that Barcelona are ‘between’ Griezmann and Lacazette in terms of their transfer targets this summer. The Atletico striker is their ‘preference’ but Barcelona think the Arsenal man would also fit the profile of player they’re looking for.
Griezmann has an extremely high release clause ever since his last contract extension, so Barcelona feel they might be able to better afford Lacazette. Mundo Deportivo say the striker is valued at €65-70m, that could be lowered even further if the La Liga club include a player like Andre Gomes or Samuel Umtiti.
The reports that claim Barca are now ready with a ‘super offer’ seem to have stemmed from both the Express and The S*n which make them instantly untrustworthy and they seem to be based on the original Mundo Deportivo report with some ‘added extras’ to spice things up.
One thing causing some concern is the fact that Lacazette shares an agent, in David Venditelli, with Barcelona’s technical secretary, Eric Abidal.
The pair are said to be ‘very close’.
Lacazette has a contract until 2022.