'It's done': Fabrizio Romano says Arsenal man is about to leave, medical has been completed
Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal today after his move to his former club with Lyon was completed and his medical done.
That is what Fabrizio Romano has said on Twitter, with a formal announcement set to be made by the Ligue 1 club today.
It was reported earlier this week that he had decided to return to the club from which Arsenal signed him in the summer of 2017 under Arsene Wenger.
And a press conference is expected to be held today (Thursday), and it may be interesting to hear what the French striker has to say there.
It is fair to say that Arsenal need to move on from the Lacazette era and go into the transfer market for some firepower this summer.
One huge difference in Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for the Champions League was the quality and goal threat from their forwards.
Lacazette could link the play and be unselfish but when it came to putting the ball in the back of the net, he is not in the same class as Harry Kane.
Going back to Ligue 1 should suit him, with the slower style of play and he would likely hope to be the main man and get a hero’s welcome on return.
Last month, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and Sporting Director Vincent Ponsot have underlined their desire to sign Lacazette this summer.
Aulas said in a press conference, as quoted by GFFN: “If we need to make compromises to get him, we will.”
Director of Football Ponsot added: “We will continue until the end, it’s a desire for us [to bring Lacazette back].”
That makes it clear how much he was wanted by Lyon and with the transfer window not even set to open until tomorrow, they have got their man.
Moments after publishing this article, Lyon actually confirmed the transfer – with Lacazette penning a deal which will keep him at the French club until 2025.
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