Lyon president sends out caution to Arsenal over Lacazette
The president of Olympique Lyonnais has now made it clear to Arsenal the price which they will have to pay for Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsene Wenger made an offer for the 26-year-old last summer which was instantly turned down for not meeting Lyon’s valuation of the player.
Reports from Friday suggested that Arsenal had submitted a bid of $56 million for Lacazette with a meeting between the two clubs set to be held next week.
However, in a new interview, Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted there has been no agreement reached with the Gunners as they seek around $72.7 million (€65 million) for the striker.
“It will have to be at the very least that [a price between €50m and €60m]. Everyone knows that the offer from Atletico is €53m plus €12m in bonuses.” the Lyon president said
“That is €65m. As the Arsenal representatives have been told, a deal would occur around there.
“The price for a player who scores every year between 25 and 30 goals is at the very least that.
“But honestly, I have not yet considered Arsenal for the moment, because I thought that Alexandre would stay after his failed departure to Atletico Madrid.”