Alexandre Lacazette’s agent is in talks with teams from around Europe over a summer transfer, but Arsenal may offer him a one-year extension.
Football.London report that Arsenal are ‘expected’ to offer Alexandre Lacazette a one-year contract extension. As things stand, however, his agent is in talks with teams from France, Spain, and Italy.
AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, and AS Monaco are reportedly among the teams interested, and Arsenal may decide to cash in if Lacazette doesn’t accept their terms. Talks are set to take place this summer and we reported recently that it was being claimed that Arsenal had changed their mind about selling him.
Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer this season, with 17 goals on top of his three assists. The main issue is that he never does much better than that. In all competitions, he’s scored 17, 19, and 12 in his other three full seasons with the club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have had a difficult year scoring 15 goals this season, but that’s only one or two off Lacazette’s average. It also comes with the caveat that he scored 31 and 29 in his last two campaigns.
Personally, I think Arsenal might just be posturing with the one-year extension talk. They’re likely open to offers, but they don’t want to devalue their asset by acting desperate to sell.
In the end, it may not matter either way, as reports suggest Lacazette may decide to leave anyway, taking the decision out of Arsenal’s hands.