Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is wanted by Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in order to replace Antoine Griezmann, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that the French striker is on Diego Simeone’s radar as he sets about replacing goals of Lacazette’s countryman, who looks set to move to Barcelona.
Lacazette cost a reported £46.5 million (BBC) back in 2017 and is one of Arsenal’s top talents – but also potentially one of the players who could boost Unai Emery’s low transfer budget if he were to leave the club this summer.
But Arsenal fans do not appear to want the striker to leave – he was one of the top performers at the Emirates Stadium last season and his partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dragged the Gunners through at times.
They are keen for him to stay at the club and many do not believe his head will be turned at all, despite the fact that the Spanish club can offer Champions League football.
We’ve put together the best of the reaction as Arsenal fans start to hope that Lacazette won’t leave the club and dine at Europe’s top table once more…
He’s not gonna leave after just modelling the new kit 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/sJuchjNnlQ
— Tom (@TomAFC__) July 2, 2019
He hasn’t, I’m just pointing out that modelling the new shirt means nothing. Jenkinson and Elneny have been pictured in the shirt, and they’ll both probably be gone once the window opens.
— Ben Constable (@BenConstable7) July 2, 2019
Tell no if we have a chance in WINING anything we need him
— Biggs NWA (@ibeflytillidie) July 1, 2019
No lacaztte stay
— GCS _ Replays (@GSC_Replays) July 2, 2019
Not for sale
— Merc with the Mouth (@LordMntungwa) July 2, 2019
— lacameyang🔥🔥 (@austinesmith28) July 1, 2019
No. That’s wrong. He’s staying FOREVER
— Eddie Longbridge (@EddieLongbridge) July 1, 2019
New deal announcement follows 👍👏
— Mark Jones (@markjVFXGAMING) July 1, 2019
Yeah no thanks
— Josh Blunden (@blunden_josh) July 3, 2019