Arsenal to finally get £52 million winger as Arteta to use exiting Lacazette to get summer swap deal done
Arsenal could sign Thomas Lemar in a swap deal for Alexandre Lacazette with Atletico Madrid chasing the Gunners striker.
The French forward, 28, has just over two years left on his current contract at the Emirates having joined in a £52million deal from Lyon in 2017, but it’s believed he will be allowed to leave the Gunners should they fail to break back into Europe’s top competition for 2020-21.
Arsenal are currently in a battle to get back inside the top four spots and get Champions League football, but have had an inconsistent season so far, so many have already begun to speculate about the players that could leave the club in order to play Champions League football and challenge for some silverware.
If Lacazette enters the final six months of his contract, he would be able to sign a pre-contract agreement and leave for nothing, and there has been some shock reports in the media over the past few months which have suggested that he has a gentleman’s agreement to leave, something he has denied on many occasions.
Lacazette currently earns a reported £182,000-per-week and is Arsenal’s third-highest paid player behind Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and reports have claimed that Madrid are ready to take him away from the Arsenal.
Now THE TALKSPORT WEBSITE claim Arsenal could make the most of Atleti’s interest by finally signing their long-term target Lemar.
The north Londoners have wanted France international Lemar since he was a star for Monaco but missed out on his signing in 2017, but have been keeping a very close eye on him over at the Spanish giants.
And with the coronavirus hitting the clubs hard over the past few months, the report goes on to say a swap deal could benefit all parties involved.
Look, Lacazette is a top-class striker that is loved by many Arsenal fans, Lemar is a winger that has struggled for form over in La Liga, so he could struggle in the Premier League.
Would it really make sense for Arsenal to lose one of their best strikers and bring in a winger? no it is not and this could be a swap deal that does not work out, if the reports are true.