Atletico Madrid ‘all set to restore their interest in Alexandre Lacazette’
Celtic frontman Odsonne Edouard has actually been tipped as a possible replacement
Atletico Madrid are preparing to review their pursuit of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette
The LaLiga giants were greatly related to the Frenchman last summer season, however no move was settled as the club instead signed Luis Suarez from Barcelona.
However, according to AS, Atletico are ready to renew their interest in Lacazette and benefit from his ‘strained’ relationship with Gunners manager Mikel Arteta
Atletico Madrid are preparing to revisit their pursuit of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Atletico desire to benefit from his ‘strained’ relationship with Gunners employer Mikel Arteta.
Lacazette is reportedly not part of Arteta’s long-lasting plans at the Emirates Stadium and with his contract going out next year, clubs – consisting of Atletico’s rivals Real Madrid – are starting to monitor the striker.
With Arsenal starting their team clear-out, of which Mesut Ozil and Sokratis are next to go, Lacazette could be another departure and Celtic frontman Odsonne Edouard has been tipped as a possible replacement.
The North London club likewise waved farewell to left-back Sead Kolasinac this month, who joined Schalke on loan for the rest of the season.
Arsenal and Atletico have a very current history in the transfer market following Lucas Torreira’s loan relocate to Spain and Arsenal’s late swoop for Thomas Partey in the summer
The LaLiga giants were heavily connected with the French frontman last summer season.
Regardless of Atletico being left less than impressed by Arsenal’s capture of midfielder Partey, they would want to forget that and try to negotiate for Lacazette.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has been a fan of the striker, who joined the Gunners back in 2017 from Lyon for ₤ 52million.
After parting methods with Diego Costa last month, the Spanish side signed Moussa Dembele on loan for the remainder of the season however are trying to find a more long-term alternative with Suarez also coming to the end of his profession.
A possible obstacle for Atletico could be the regards to Lacazette’s existing deal at the Emirates, with the Premier League side holding off on their contract extension talks till this summer.
The Frenchman is not thought to be in Mikel Arteta’s long-lasting strategies at the Emirates Stadium