English Premier League giant, Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette of Olympique Lyonnais has recently revealed that he could leave his present club if a good offer comes in for him. The Gunners are desperate to sign a top level striker and the Frenchman could be a perfect fit at the Emirates Stadium.
The 25-year-old, Lacazette has stated that he is prepared his extend his stay at the French club, but should an offer comes which is hard for him to refuse, he will not rule away a move. He is willing to listen to good offers.
“If offers come in that one cannot refuse, I don’t want to refuse them. If not, I am happy at Lyon.” Lacazzette said to French TV station Canal+.
According to Get French Football News, when the striker was asked about any recent offers, he played coy and asked the publication to reach for his club president. When mentioned that Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas is confident of him staying at the club, the man from Lyon, France also suggested the same.
Reporter: Do you have offers?
Lacazette (smiles): Ask the President.
Reporter: He's convinced you're staying.
Lacazette: I'm staying then.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) August 14, 2016
The striker has started the new season brilliantly for his current club as he bagged a hat-trick in the Ligue 1 opener. Lyon beat AS Nancy 3-0 thanks to the brilliant form of Lacazette.
Arsenal previously had a bid of $37.81 million rejected by Lyon. However, it is rumored that the Gunners will submit a much improved bid as manager Arsene Wenger is eager to bring in a world class strike partner to Olivier Giroud.
Giroud is a decent player, but the Frenchman lacks the ruthlessness upfront required to push Arsenal for a Premier League title. Wenger’s other options, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck doesn’t offer the goal threat upfront as well.
Lacazette on the other hand has proved to be a lethal player in front of goal as he has bagged 15 goals in his last 16 Ligue 1 games. He has also scored more league goals (50) in 2014/15 than Giroud, Welbeck and Walcott combined (48), according to Squawka.
Here is the striker’s recent hat-trick showing against AS Nancy.
Video courtesy: YouTube.com/Ligue 1 Official