Boss Confirms Arsenal Can Sign 31-Goal Striker For €50m

By on July 15, 2015

Lyon manager Hubert Fournier has admitted that the club would be forced to cash-in on star striker and reported Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette if an offer in the region of €50m was put on the table.

Lacazette has become one of the hottest strikers in world football after scoring 31 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season to help them finish second behind PSG in Ligue 1.

Newspaper reports have strongly linked Arsenal with a move for the French international this summer as contract extension talks continue to stall and the striker sent fans into a spin last week after favouriting a tweet on Twitter that suggested Arsene Wenger was ready to make a move for him.

At one point earlier this month, there was even speculation claiming that we were closing in on a £28m deal [via the Metro], but Lyon have always maintained publicly that Lacazette wasn’t for sale.

Until now……

Manager Hubert Fournier has been quoted in the press today as saying that the club would agree to sell the 24-year-old if an offer of around €50-60m (£35-42m) was put on the table. He said:

“I’m not worried about Alexandre.”

“Of course, if a €50-60m (£35-42m) bid was tabled, I will no doubt have to prepare for his exit and wish him good luck, but I really feel like he wants to stay.” [source: Express]

It’s pointless Fournier saying ‘€60m’. Once he’s said €50m, that becomes the sale price and this is sure to be of interest to several clubs but I really hope Arsene is listening as Lacazette would be a superb signing for Arsenal.

We need another top class striker to really push for the title next year and while Karim Benzema would be my preferred choice, Lacazette wouldn’t be too far behind.

The proposed price of around €50m (£35m) is more than reasonable in today’s over-inflated market. In fact, it’s almost cheap for a player who just bagged 31 goals, so if I was Arsene I’d be straight on the phone.


  1. step

    July 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    i prefer this guy to karim sign him wenger sign him

  2. JP

    July 16, 2015 at 6:52 am

    The author of this article and Step are fools. He scored 31 goals in the French league, not the PL or any other respected league. How is 50-60 million a bid Wenger must make. You both say we need a proven striker, but when we bought Giroud he was the top scorer in the French league, on a team w/ less talent around him than lacazette has around him at Lyon. I’m sure you both assume he is better than Giroud. Hahahahahahahahah Wenger knows best and you fools know nothing and only reflect the views of few pundits. We have to have a ST and CDM or we are screwed and Wenger should be fired. Blah Shmah that’s such crap. Just like the sale of Van Traitor and others, and passing on crap like Balotelli, Wenger takes flak from idiots like you, Then turns around and makes you eat your ridiculous comments. I’m sick that you call yourselves gooners

    • odoh david

      July 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      jp u must be out of ur mind to called gonners fans a fools

  3. emmanuel

    July 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Pls wenger 4get ur broders from ur country de league is not strong enough pls go to better leagues

  4. Felix otto

    July 16, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Pls wenger go out to italy and splash the cash on Gonzalo Higuian .benteke is also available.

  5. Blaise

    July 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    A nearly we know can not kill a bird.it’s true we’v come very close by wining two FA cup recently but wenger must make we Arsenal fans that have been adjuged the best fans happy by giving chelsea’s coach his word to eat by making the wright deal now and avoid the usual injury excusses

  6. cedis

    July 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    are u guys gooners at all,thank u jp

  7. kal

    July 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    pls buy benzema

    • kal

      July 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm


  8. odoh david

    July 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    i only believe wenger wil do his bst dis tym around.by sign top striker for arsenal dis season

  9. Ebenyo

    July 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Gonzalo n karim are tha best options…pliz wenger sign them

    • papa

      July 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      plz.buy benzema

  10. Nelson

    July 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Please boss buy an international striker we need a sharp striker like Benzema

  11. papa

    July 16, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    fa cup winning isnt unissue.bt buy best striker like benteke

  12. djNamezPilly

    July 16, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    JB 1st it wrong to call a fellow fan a fool. 31 goals in ligue 1 plus 50 to 60 price tag consindering Giroud came with 28 goal on his name. Simply He is a good striker but not proven, we must remember that walcot was not on the squad last season, one area we must improve i feel is defence get some one to challeage per.

  13. patrick

    July 16, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    wenger should this time show that he is areal coach by buying asharp strker

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