Though the dust has not yet fully settled for the Arsenal in the Transfer Tavern over Arsene Wenger’s new deal, many of our north London are eager to just get on with their summer business.
Indeed, the Gunners propping up our bar are desperate to see Le Prof finally splash the cash, so reports from the Daily Telegraph have certainly proved interesting.
They claim ‘fresh talks’ between the Emirates giants and Lyon have begun over a potential move for forward Alexandre Lacazette. The French international has long been touted as a target for the Gooners, though a deal last summer never came to fruition.
Les Gones are understood to have accepted this could be the summer their talisman departs and, while he is said to have had a move to Atletico Madrid in place, the transfer ban imposed on the Spaniards looks to have scuppered that.
With Olivier Giroud failing to wholly convince the Emirates faithful over the years, the notion of welcoming a striker of Lacazette’s standing to the club has gone down a storm amongst our locals.
Arsenal are believed to have been quoted around £48.7m for the 26-year-old marksman, as well as a further £10.6m in add-ons, which would make him the club’s most expensive player by far.
As you can imagine, our local Arsenal fans are praying the cash is splashed.