According to various reports today, Arsenal are on the verge of completing the signing of Olympic Lyon’s Alexander Lacazette in a deal that is said to be between 50 to 60 million. Only yesterday the very reliable BBC journalist David Ornstein broke the news that Arsenal are close to reach an agreement with the player.
Other journalists have since then reported that the deal is in fact finalised and the player will ( or have ) under go a medical today ( Saturday ) which if passed will make him Arsenal’s transfer record. According to the reports, Arsenal have everything in place to announce the signing of the Atletico Madrid target on Monday.
Although due to the season we are in, the crazy season, we can’t be sure if this transfer news is true or just one of those clickbait reports but if true, it will be good news for us Arsenal fans. Certainly, I would like for us to sign Kylian Mbappe but from all indication the player will remain with Monaco for at least another season and there is no point wasting so much time chasing him.
It is actually a good thing that we have decided to make our moves rather than waiting for Mbappe to make up his mind. About two years ago we had to wait Incessantly for Karim Benzema to make up his mind of whether he wanted to leave Real Madrid or not and ended up getting no striker. The same thing happened when we waited on Luis Suarez to decide if he was going to put in a transfer request to leave Liverpool or not but ended up missing out on Higuain.