Why Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has rejected the chance to join Newcastle
Lacazette to leave Arsenal?
Alexandre Lacazette would join Arsenal from Lyon back in 2017.
The Frenchman has since featured on 190 occasions for the Gunners, scoring 70 and assisting 32 along the way.
During his time at the club, the now 30-year-old has proven himself to be a very useful asset for every manager he has worked under.
Yet, despite still being a key cog in Mikel Arteta’s side, Lacazette was expected to depart the Emirates this summer.
This comes with Lacazette currently out of contract in June, and reports last year claiming that the Gunners will not offer the striker a new deal.
Lacazette himself, meanwhile, stated in November his agent was starting to look at potential options and he would wait until January to see what is on offer:
“Of course, my agents are starting to look to the right and to the left. But not until January, I really want to focus myself on something. And then we will see what is on offer, if the challenges are interesting, if there are beautiful projects, how they are counting on me.”
Why Lacazette rejected Newcastle
One of the clubs linked with Lacazette has been Newcastle who are now, of course, backed by the SAPIF.
Now though, it appears the Frenchman has rejected the chance to join the Magpies.
Football 365, citing reports from Italy, write that Lacazette rejected the chance to join Newcastle over their position in the Premier League table.
Given Newcastle are currently sat 19th in the Premier League and have won just one league game all season, it is easy to see why big names such as Lacazette would be skeptical over a move this season?