Alexandre Lacazette responds to Atletico Madrid transfer speculation

Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)
Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has denied claims he’s spoken to Antoine Griezmann and Atletico Madrid ace Koke about a move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

Reports in Spain over the weekend claimed Lacazette has been in contact with compatriot Griezmann to discuss life in the Spanish capital.

Griezmann spent five years with Diego Simeone’s side before joining Barcelona and the Frenchman tried to convince Lacazette to join the club in 2017, before the La Liga giants were hit with a transfer ban.

Lacazette has fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta and the report claimed the striker had spoken to midfielder Koke about ‘conditions’ at the club and what life is like in Spain.

However, the Frenchman has hit back at the speculation on Twitter.

Replying to ‘Score Agency’, who represent the Frenchman, Lacazette said the reports were: ‘Not beautiful at all’.

The striker followed that up with a series of ‘lying face’ emojis to further dismiss the speculation.

His agency had said: ‘Twitter is magic. It’s not nice to lie to the fans of Atletico’.

Though not completely dismissing the interest from Atletico, it’s clear that Lacazette wanted to dismiss reports that he’s actively seeking a move to the club.

Arteta is interested in Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey and reports claim the Ghanian has told friends he’s keen on a move to the Emirates.

However, given the financial effects that the coronavirus pandemic is set to have on football, Arsenal are looking to offset a move for the midfielder by offloading one of their prized assets.

Lacazette is one of those and given Atletico’s interest in the former Lyon man, it would make sense to include him in any deal for Partey.

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