Atletico Madrid are firm favourites to seal the signing of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
The 25-year-old has scored nearly a goal every other game for the club, who he has now played just short of 250 games for and understandably he is one of the most wanted strikers in Europe.
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Sources close to Arsenal have confirmed that Lacazette is one of their main targets for the summer – but now Atletico are odds-on to land him.
Lacazette’s club president Jean-Michel Aulas also admitted that he would allow the 25-year-old to depart Parc Olympique Lyonnais in the summer.
“Alex has a good option with a club that is in his heart. If the club of his heart is able to match our demands – as Barcelona did last season for Sam Umtiti – then things will go well. Otherwise, it will depend on our other business,” said Aulas.
And Lacazette himself confirmed the interest of Atletico when asked about them: “Yes, I like them. They’ve got great players, a great manager, a good fanbase and Antoine [Griezmann] is there.
‘We’ll see what happens at the end of the season and I’ll think about it then. There are things, but the press talk about a lot of clubs, but I trust what my agent tells me and we’ll see.”
Bookmakers have made Lacazette just 8/15 to join Atletico this summer.