Alexandre Lacazette has been offered to the likes of Barcelona and Juventus amid doubts over the striker’s Arsenal future, according to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato.
Lacazette is now into the final 18 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium. As reported by Football London, it is unlikely that he is going to be offered a new contract and thus, an exit could be on the cards this summer.
It appears that his representatives are already working to try and find the Frenchman a new club.
According to Calciomercato, Lacazette has been offered to Juve, Barca and Atletico Madrid. It is noted that the three clubs are all looking for a new striker.
The report does claim that Juventus are keen on Lacazette, but they are apparently planning to take their time on a decision. It is not clear meanwhile, what the La Liga pair make of the offer.
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Arsenal are arguably taking a gamble letting Lacazette go. The 29-year-old is their joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League this season.
And the interest from Juventus further highlights the quality that he still possesses.
Admittedly, he is on a big wage. According to The Sun, he is earning £150,000-a-week with the Gunners. And his form has come in for criticism at times.
But it would be a risk to sell him this summer. And the pressure would definitely be on to find a world-class replacement.
On paper, Mikel Arteta would be selling one of his top goalscorers to a Champions League club.
Not showing ambition in the market off the back of that would surely be unforgivable in many fans’ eyes.