Alexandre Lacazette has hinted a move to Arsenal could be back on, with the forward insisting Champions League football is not a “dealbreaker”.
The France international had previously insisted he would only move to a club who had qualified for next season’s competition but that no longer appears to be the case.
The Lyon star had looked set to move to Atletico Madrid until the CAS confirmed the club’s transfer embargo would not be lifted, ruling out a move to Diego Simeone’s side.
BeIN SPORTS are reporting today that Arsenal have opened talks over a move for Lacazette and his latest comments will surely give the club hope.
“Is the Champions League a dealbreaker for my choice? No, but it is important,” he said via Goal.
“In making my choice, I will look at my position [in my next club], if there are not too many players, so I won’t be benched and I will be able to play.
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“The Premier League is interesting. That does not mean I will go, and that does not mean I will refuse to go.”
Lacazette also insisted he was not too disappointed to miss out on a move to Atletico.
“Like everyone else, I heard the news,” he added. “This was always going to be a possibility, it was 50-50. The decision has not perturbed me, life goes on.”
Lacazette’s comments are interesting and add to the intrigue surrounding Arsenal’s transfer plans this summer after Arsene Wenger was spotted in southern France with Ivan Gazidis.
The Gunners have also been linked with a huge bid for Kylian Mbappe although other reports today have also claimed Real Madrid have returned with an improved bid.
So who would you prefer Gooners – Lacazette or Mbappe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!