Barcelona are interested in ‘contracting Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette for an advantageous transfer in January’, but face fierce competition from Atletico Madrid
- Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette in January
- His five-year contract expires at the end of June 2022 and he can leave for free
- Therefore, Arsenal could be open to selling Lacazette at a discounted price
- Lacazette started Arsenal’s 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in Carabao Cup
Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette for a bargain deal during the January transfer window.
Lacazette’s five-year deal expires at the end of June 2022 and he could leave the Emirates for free if he chooses to terminate his contract.
That’s why Arsenal could be open to the sale of Lacazette – who signed for the Gunners for a year club record £46.5 million in 2017 – at a discounted price in January.
Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (above) in January
According to wire transfersLacazette is eager to leave the club after falling out of favor under Mikel Arteta.
The Spanish outlet also states that Barcelona has entered the transfer race to sign Lacazette. However, they will face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid.
Sportsmail previously reported how Atletico had expressed interest in the 30-year-old.
Atleti is believed to be keeping an eye on the former Lyon striker as Diego Simeone looks to bolster his attacking options.
Lacazette eager to leave the club after falling out of favor under manager Mikel Arteta
Lacazette has scored 67 goals and provided 29 assists in 173 appearances in all competitions during his time at Arsenal
Ronald Koeman is eager to resolve the ongoing crisis at Barcelona as he failed to win the third game on Thursday night.
The Dutch manager believes Lacazette could be the answer, as he has scored 67 goals and provided 29 assists in 173 appearances in all competitions during his time at Arsenal.
His chances this season have been scarce, however, as he has fallen in the pecking order under Arteta.
The Frenchman missed the first two Premier League games of the season after contracting the coronavirus last month.
The (above) side of Ronald Koeman did not win the third game on Thursday evening
In addition, he has played just 31 minutes of league football so far, coming on as a substitute in Arsenal’s 5-0 goal against Manchester City on 28 August.
An unused substitute in the Gunners’ last two Premier League games, Lacazette made his first start of the season on Wednesday night by scoring in the Gunners’ 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The goal was his second in the league this season, a month after scoring in the 6-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the previous round.