Inter are allegedly showing interest in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who will likely depart the Gunners in the near future. We think he’ll leave Arsenal soon because of the football news that they still haven’t offered him a contract extension. Furthermore, they’re already targeting Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to replace him in football transfer news. Inter have an eye on forward Lacazette now, meanwhile.
Lacazette is in the final year of his Arsenal contract and Mikel Arteta has overlooked him for the Premier League.
This season, the Frenchman has yet to start a league match. Though, he did appear in three consecutive Premier League triumphs over Norwich, Burnley, and Tottenham last month.
So, due to lack of playing time, most expect Lacazette to leave as a free agent.
But he may not be leaving in January’s winter transfer window, when Arsenal may still get a good deal for him. Instead, Lacazette may remain for this campaign and exit at the conclusion of the ongoing 2021-22 season, in the summer.
As such, Lacazette’s boyhood club Lyon are keen on re-signing the 30-year-old. After all, he did make 275 appearances for them between 2010 and 2017, thence scoring 129 goals in 275 games.
Staying in the Premier League is also a possibility, as Lacazette has expressed an interest in staying put in London.
So far, West Ham and Crystal Palace seem to be the two most possible destinations for the striker.
Football Transfer News – Inter Have an Eye on Forward Lacazette
Clubs from Spain, Italy, and Germany, from afar, have also expressed interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette.
For instance, Inter Milan are trying to strengthen their attack in January, according to Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy.
And Lacazette is reportedly one of the players Inter are considering, with a summer free transfer also appealing to them.
Lacazette’s acquisition may follow a similar pattern to Inter’s free signing of Edin Dzeko, 35, ahead of this season.
Inter will only pay €1.5 million if they qualify for the Champions League. They have designed this clause to keep expenditure low, despite the high-profile summer sales of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
Inter spent a lot of money in 2019 and 2020. They wanted to assemble a team that would help Antonio Conte win a long-awaited Serie A title.
But now, after Conte’s own departure (football transfer), they have had to be considerably more cautious this year.