Arsenal player of the year Alexandre Lacazette is being linked with a potential summer move to Barcelona, with English press suggesting that the Catalan giants would pay as much as 80 million euros for the Premier League striker.
The arrival of a striker to contend with Luis Suárez in the Blaugrana‘s forward is a major priority for Barcelona heading into this summer. Numerous names have been linked with a move to Spain, with the most recent of them being Alexandre Lacazette.
The French forward is getting a charge out of a solid season and is by all accounts one of Barça’s top target in the coming transfer window. With 18 objectives to his name this season, the striker cut a forlorn figure as Arsenal’s players persevered through their post-match lap of disgruntlement at the Emirates and the Catalan giants are comprehended to have distinguished him or his comrade Antoine Griezmann as the men to furnish them with some additional cutting edge in their frontline.
As indicated by ‘The Guardian‘, Barcelona are willing to table 80 million euros for his services. In spite of the fact that this is a weighty sum, it may not be sufficient to entice ‘The Gunners’ into selling as they consider him to be an integral part of their attack, The Frenchman moved to the Emirates from Lyon in 2017 out of a deal that cost the then manager Arsene Wenger 53 million euros.
The current La Liga champions had identified Marcus Rashford as a suitable target but Manchester United are quick to extend his contract and keeping off suitors far from Old Trafford will cost in excess of £130million.
With that deal looking unapproachable, Report claims Barcelona have switched their target towards Lacazette and were inspired by the brace he scored against Spanish opposition Valencia on Thursday in the Europa League.