Alexandre Lacazette has been strongly linked with a move to Atletico Madrid over the past few months after enduring a difficult season with Arsenal – but his representatives have responded to rumours of an Atleti move on Twitter.
Lacazette, 28, has scored just nine goals in 26 league and cup appearances this season – but has been dropped over the last few matches by Mikel Arteta, with Eddie Nketiah coming into the side following his loan spell at Leeds.
Spanish newspaper AS have stated that Diego Simeone has identified the former Lyon striker as Atleti’s summer priority, as they look to add more fire power to the likes of Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata.
Rumours of a move to Atletico Madrid have surfaced but Lacazette’s agents, known as the Score Agencies, responded to such whispers on Twitter – stating it is wrong to get the hopes of Atleti fans up by fuelling them with lies about Lacazette.
The Tweet is translated as: “Twitter is magic!!!! It’s not nice to lie to fans of the Atletico Madrid.”
— SCORE AGENCIES (@ScoreAgencies) May 4, 2020
TBR’s view – Should Arsenal let Lacazette go?
It completely depends on the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The current Gunners skipper is set for an interesting summer as he closes in on the final 12 months of his contract with the north London side.
If Aubameyang stays, then Lacazette should be sold – and vice versa. But if Aubameyang does leave, £52million (Sun) signing Lacazette may feel as though he has to depart given the bond between the two strikers on and off the pitch.