West Ham interested in Arsenal ace Lacazette


West Ham United are reportedly showing interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette as per the report in TRANSFERmarketWEB

The 30-year-old joined the Gunners back in 2017 from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais for around €53 million. The forward made 173 appearances in all competitions for the north London club over the past few campaigns, scoring 67 goals in this process. 

According to the report, despite having meetings between the player’s representatives and the club, nothing has been agreed yet, regaining a contract extension. The Frenchman’s current contract will expire at the end of this season. 

West Ham have registered their interest in Lacazette to sign him up for free next season as the player is also looking to stay in London. The north London club will be hoping to offload the 30-year-old in January to recoup some transfer fee. But it is highly unlikely. The player will be able to sign a pre-contract with the foreign club in January. And there are plenty of interests from around the continent. 

Lacazette could sign for West Ham:

Signing Lacazette will be a very good acquisition for West Ham United. The Hammers have struggled to find a centre-forward who can provide necessary backup to star man Michail Antonio and the former Lyon man could fill that void for David Moyes’ side. 

With West Ham currently playing Europa League this season, signing the 30-year-old could be a shrewd decision from the Hammers in January for some transfer fee if they were to qualify for the knock-out stage of this competition. Moyes’ side will need proper strength in depth in the second half of the season. If they were to play in both competitions. So, bringing in an experienced campaigner will benefit the squad heavily. 

Meanwhile, following a decent start to the season. The Hammers are currently sitting seventh in the league with 11 points in six games. After losing to Manchester United in the league. Moyes’ side took revenge in the league cup by knocking the Red Devils out of the competition. The Londoners will be looking to make two wins in two games in Europe when they meet SK Rapid Wein on Thursday night. 

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