Speaking exclusively to Le Progrès, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette’s impending move to Arsenal could be completed in the next “1 to 2 days”.
Aulas had the following to say on the deal:
“The €67m figure (including €12m in bonuses) announced by English sources and then relayed constitute an impossible sum that is not realistic. The first offer made by Arsenal was €45m. The deal will happen for something between €45m and €50m. To be close to €50m is something unique, and will be without a doubt a record for Arsenal and a record for Lyon absolutely. One must also take into account that traditionally, a club like Arsenal, and it is the case for Bayern as well, do not have the habit of spending so much for one player.”
“We will without a doubt hit a record, it is not a small transfer, €50m for a player who was produced by our club.”
A surprisingly respectful tone from Aulas, is he potentially trying to remain in Arsenal’s good graces for a possible Giroud deal?