£47 million Arsenal star Lacazette leaves fans wondering after responding to Barcelona talk
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he is flattered by the interest shown in him by Spanish giants Barcelona.
Arsenal failed to get back inside the top four spot in the Premier League this season and missed out on Champions League football for another season, but the Gunners have a chance to win the Europa League under Unai Emery this season.
The Spaniard has failed to get his back-line clicking this season and that has cost him on so many occasions, but he has managed to get Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubaneyamg working in perfect harmony and the duo have helped the club bang in well over 40-goals between them this season.
But as we approach silly season, there has been some speculation in the media which have claimed that Barcelona may look to try and take the French striker away from the Emirates at the end of the season, as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez.
Barcelona are looking to reveal a number of positions in the transfer window after their humiliating Champions League exit, and have targeted a number of Premier League sides, including Arsenal.
And Lacazette has done little to dampen the speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona, after refusing to dismiss the links.
‘It’s flattering,’ said Lacazette on Telefoot.
The Frenchman signed for the Gunners in 2017 for a then-club record fee of around £47million, but is reportedly unhappy at playing second fiddle to Aubameyang, despite the pairs goal-scoring efforts this season.
Lacazette is a world class striker that has really stepped up his game under Emery this season, but unless they beat Chelsea in the final at the end of the month, he has not intention of spending another season in the Europa League.
And of course being linked with a move to Barcelona is flattering, as they are still the club most players would love to play for as they are up there as one of the best clubs in the history of football.
So if Arsenal receive the right offer, then it would not be a shock to see the Frenchman leave the club and seek pastures new.