Atletico Madrid are reportedly targeting a replacement for Antoine Griezmann and the potential player is Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
According to French source Le 10 Sport, Arsenal face interest in their star forward from Atletico amid speculation over Griezmann’s future this summer.
The 28-year-old Griezmann has gone public this week as saying he’s going to be leaving Atletico at the end of this season, with Sky Sports reporting that Barca are set to trigger his £108million release clause.
Le 10 Sport also reports Barca as would-be suitors for Lacazette as a backup plan to Griezmann, while Atletico also have their eyes on Paris Saint-Germain front-man Edinson Cavani as an option to Lacazette.
So, at the moment this could clearly go a variety of ways, but it’s far from ideal for the north Londoners that two of Spain’s biggest clubs are chasing one of their best players.
The 27-year-old has netted 19 goals for the Gunners this season, even though not always being a starter in Unai Emery’s side, and Lacazette could evidently shine in a more creative team with better players.
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Lacazette was prolific in his time at former club Lyon and has done well with limited service in a struggling Gunners side, so may well fancy a change, especially if Arsenal does not win the Europa League and in so doing qualify for next season’s Champions League.
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