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Could selling Lacazette make more sense than Aubameyang? or maybe selling both?
As Charles Watts highlights in his video, it might not make sense for Arsenal to sell Aubameyang.
With only a year left on his contract, this is really the last chance to cash in. However, given the coronavirus situation, it’s very possible teams won’t offer large fees for players already in the last year of their deals.
If Arsenal can’t bring in significant money for Aubameyang, why sell? Another year with him in the team and a better shot at Champions League football could be worth a lot more than a meagre fee this summer.
By contrast, Lacazette has a longer contract, seemingly serious interest from Atletico Madrid and he’s already fighting with Eddie Nketiah for a spot in the team anyway. Watts argues that could make him one of the players to sell to raise funds.
“I do think that Alexandre Lacazette could be the guy that they sell,” Watts said.
“They could keep hold of Auba and look to move on Laca. He’s obviously got two years left on his contract, Atletico Madrid have always been interested in him. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if they come back in with another move this summer.
“If a decent bid comes in for Laca, I think he’s certainly one of the members of the squad that you look at. That you think if Arsenal do need to raise funds, he could be one of the better options for it.”
It’s definitely worth watching the video for yourself, as quotes can always read differently in text form. The relevant sections start at 12:56 (Lacazette) and 16:40 for possible replacements being Jonathan David and Edouard: