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Transfer balls: Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal drifting

by | 25th, June 2017

Transfer balls – a look a clickbait football reporting in the mainstream media. The Daily Mirror says Arsenal have signed lexandre Lacazette from Lyons. Arsene Wenger, the eternal Arsenal manager, has “tied up” the player for £44m.

 

Alexandre Lacazette

 

The Mirror has form, of course, with utter balls. This was the paper that told reader that Wenger will leave Arsenal next week:

 

daily mirror wenger quits sack resigns arsenal

 

So the Mirror’s news that Alexandre Lacazette has joined Arsenal for £44m should be met with circumspection. Lyons president Jean-Michel Aulas tells L’Equipe it is “premature” to suggest the France international will end up at the Emirates.

Sky Sports saw the interview and whacked it through Google Translate. The result makes Aulus sound like he’s raving mad:

“I do not intend to cede Alexandre quickly, because there is always the will of Atletico Madrid to bring it to January 1… Everyone knows that Atletico’s offer is 53m euros plus 12m bonus. That’s 65m euros [£57m]. As the leaders of Arsenal are well informed, they will be in those waters.”

So much for the tied-up deal, then.



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