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Atletico ‘interested in Lacazette as replacement for Griezmann’

Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to sign Alexandre Lacazette as they look to fill the void left by Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann is set to join Barcelona this summer, having confirmed in May that he would leave the Spanish capital after five years with Atletico. 

Diego Simeone’s side are expected to use some of the funds from his sale to sign Benfica starlet Joao Felix but, according to the Mirror, they are keen on Arsenal‘s Lacazette, too.

Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to sign Alexandre Lacazette to replace Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to sign Alexandre Lacazette to replace Antoine Griezmann

The France international is set to join Barcelona this summer after five years at Atletico

The France international is set to join Barcelona this summer after five years at Atletico

The Gunners’ failure to qualify for the Champions League has left them fighting to keep hold of their biggest stars.

Reports claim Simeone is looking for another top striker to replace Griezmann and he could offer Lacazette a chance to play in Europe’s top competition.

The Frenchman, who moved to England from Lyon back in the summer of 2017, has formed a formidable partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Unai Emery’s side.

Lacazette scored 19 goals in 49 appearances last season, with Aubameyang racking up 31 in his first full season at the Emirates.

Emery is nevertheless looking to strengthen his forward line. He has already landed exciting Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli, while Wilfried Zaha is also a target for the Gunners.

Lacazette scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for Unai Emery's Gunners last season

Lacazette scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for Unai Emery’s Gunners last season

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7208283/Atletico-interested-Lacazette-replacement-Griezmann.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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