Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette could leave Emirates to join Atletico Madrid as Antoine Griezmann’s replacement in the forthcoming summer transfer window.
Griezmann, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, on Tuesday confirmed that he is leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.
The France international wrote on his official Twitter page:
“After speaking with [coach Diego Simeone], [CEO Miguel] Angel Gil Marin and with people in the club’s hierarchy, I wanted to speak with you, the fans.
“You have always shown me a lot of love and I wanted to be the first to tell you that I’ve taken the decision to leave to see other things and take on other challenges.
“It’s been a difficult route to take, but it’s what I feel I need.
“Thanks for everything during five fantastic years here, where I was able to win my first big trophies. There have been some incredible moments that I will always remember. You, the supporters, will always be in my heart.”
But Le 10 Sport is now reporting that Atletico Madrid have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Lacazette as replacement for Griezmann this summer.
The report claimed that the La Liga giants have made initial contact with Arsenal to gather information on Lacazette and a potential deal.