Report: West Ham lead race to sign Lacazette if he leaves Arsenal
West Ham United are ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette the contract that would put the Hammers on pole position to sign the Arsenal striker, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
Lacazette is still set to be a free agent at the end of the campaign. That is despite his outstanding form for the Gunners in recent months. He has taken to being the leader of the side brilliantly.
Reports claimed that Arsenal could yet offer Lacazette the contract that he is looking for. The stumbling block is concerning the length of the deal on the table.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal meet those demands from Lacazette. But what may not help their cause if they hope to reach a compromise is that West Ham are prepared to put a longer deal in front of him.
TEAMtalk reports that there is a strong chance Lacazette could stay in the Premier League if he leaves Arsenal. And West Ham would be the side leading the race. David Moyes’ men are ready to offer a multi-year contract.
Lacazette leaving Arsenal for West Ham would be a big surprise
Lacazette has not always looked the most convincing during his time at the Emirates. But he has played an important role in the current side’s development. And it seems likely that much of the current crop would welcome him staying beyond this season.
With that in mind, it is hard to see Lacazette joining West Ham this summer. He will surely have reservations about joining another Premier League club given his connections with Arsenal.
In fairness, West Ham are willing to offer Lacazette the lengthy deal he apparently wants. And there is an opportunity for a striker to establish themselves as a key man given the lack of options Moyes has.
Arteta has labelled him ‘phenomenal‘. So it would be a coup for West Ham. But you could understand if Hammers fans had their doubts about the likelihood of the 30-year-old ending up at the London Stadium.
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