One of the main transfer stories of the summer window was whether or not Arsenal would sign Alexandre Lacazette. The 25 year-old French international is highly rated, but Lyon’s asking price was too high for the Gunners, and a deal was not struck, despite the London club making a bid believed to be in the region of £40 million.
The striker was injured in yesterday’s loss to Bordeaux, and could be out for a number of weeks. However, he is set to sign a new deal at the French club, but he is eager for one significant clause to be included, according to Le10 Sport.
Lacazette wants a clause in his new £100,000-a-week contract that he can be sold for a ‘fair price’.
This will surely have peaked the interest of Arsene Wenger, who knows that the striker may want a move away from Lyon in the coming years, and at 25, he is primed to become one of Europe’s premier strikers.
Lacazette has made a blistering start to the season, scoring six goals in three games.
The Gunners dug deep for a deserved win over Southampton yesterday, which leaves them sixth in the Premier League table, five points adrift of Manchester City.
However, there is still a sense around the Emirates that they must make another high profile signing, such as Lacazette, if they are to truly challenge for honours.
Hat-tip to the Sun.