According to CalcioMercato, Italian giants AS Roma have a dream ahead of the summer transfer window and that is to sign Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman will soon enter the final year of his contract at the Emirates. He will turn 30 in May and it makes little sense for Arsenal to hand him a lucrative long-term deal.
Unless Laca is prepared to take a massive pay-cut, it is very unlikely that he will get a new deal. Unsurprisingly, he isn’t short of any offers ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Roma have been dreaming about signing Lacazette ever since he was at Lyon. They have attempted to lure him in on multiple occasions in the past, but they have always fallen short for one reason or another.
The Giallorossi will reportedly try their luck again this summer and this time, their dream could finally come true.
Arsenal Insider’s view:
A lot can be said about Lacazette’s Arsenal career.
Yes, he never really became as prolific as he was at Lyon, but he has still been a good servant for Arsenal. Labelled ‘extraordinary’ by Tony Cascarino, there are very few players in the league who can link play up as well as he can, and his finishing is brilliant too.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep hold of Lacazette, but financially, it makes very little sense. It’s very likely he will move on this summer, and playing for a club as big as Roma would be a very good challenge for him.
It will be interesting to see how much money we can get for Lacazette this summer. There is absolutely no way we can get back what we paid for him, but if Edu can get at least a little over half of what he was worth a few years ago, it would be a brilliant bit of business.