Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette & Barcelona
In recent weeks, rumours have popped up linking Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette with a summer move to Barcelona.
While the Gunners have struggled in the Premier League this year, they have reached the Europa League final.
Arsenal will take on Chelsea in the competition’s showpiece in Baku.
Arsenal booked their spot in the final after beating Valencia 4-2 away from home on Thursday.
After that game, Telefoot spoke to Lacazette about the Barcelona stories.
Barcelona are reportedly planning a £70m summer move for Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 5, 2019
Lacazette reacts to Barcelona transfer rumours
Rather than dodging the topic, Lacazette admitted that “it’s flattering” to be linked with Barcelona.
The upshot of Lacazette’s two words will probably see those links to the Camp Nou intensify.
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) May 12, 2019
Lacazette’s Arsenal extension?
In contrast to Telefoot, the Mail on Sunday are pushing the story that Arsenal could lock Lacazette down to a new contract.
Indeed, the Gunners are reportedly also interested in extending Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s deal. Readers are told:
Talks are planned this summer to extend the contracts of the pair as Arsenal look to avoid further loss of key players.
Aubameyang is under contract at Arsenal until 2021.
The Mail on Sunday claim Arsenal want to keep him at the club until 2023, while they will up his salary to around £250,000-per-week.
Lacazette, who is under contract until 2022, will reportedly net the same wages if he extends his contract.