Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a major blow in their effort to sign one of their major transfer targets. The English duo were battling for the signature of Lyon’s star man Alexandre Lacazette, but it now appears that they may well lose out of signing him.
Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas told French paper, Telefoot, that they are willing to go a bit mad to keep the player at the club this summer. He acknowledges that there are several top teams who want to sign the attacker, but sent a message to them that they would not let him go without a fight.
Lacazette recently admitted that this may be his last season at the club, and said that he feels this is the right time for him to leave the club that he has spent the majority of his career with so far.
Liverpool want Lacazette to replace the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge who has made very little contribution this season. While Arsenal want him to be part of their new team as they plan a major summer overhaul.
Lacazette has scored at least 20 goals per season, in the past three seasons, and has already hit 24 goals in 27 games this season.