Official Join Arsenal, Lacazette Break Transfer Deal Oezil Arsenal broke the transfer record of the club’s purchase in the transfer market this summer when hooking Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyon on Wednesday (5/7/2017) Dadu Online.
Transfer process Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal long enough. The Gunners – the nickname of Arsenal – had made several pricing offers, but Lyon firmly set a price of 60 million euros (Rp 908 billion).
Finally, Arsenal agreed to fulfill Lyon’s wishes. The transfer value is the highest in the entire history of the Gunners club.
The last time Arsenal broke the club transfer record took place in early 2013-2014. The Gunners willingly transferred funds to Real Madrid account of 47 million euros in order to bring in Mesut Oezil.
As reported by The Guardian, Arsenal tie Lacazette with a five-year contract. Certainty of this transfer was greeted happily manager Arsene Wenger.
“We are delighted Alexandre joined the squad, and in recent years, he has shown his ability as a highly efficient goal-scorer and financier,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“In addition, Lacazette also has very interesting technical qualities and strong character, so he is a great addition to our squad and will help the team to challenge the top position of the 2017-2018 season,” he said.
Lacazette Jufa admitted delighted with the certainty of himself joining Arsenal. He admitted that this transfer is one of his dreams as a footballer.
“Of course I am very happy to be proud because Arsenal is a legendary club I always dreamed of being able to join and today the dream is realized,” Lacazette told the club’s official website.
“Arsenal is also a club that plays the best football style in England, so I really want to join here,” he said.
Lacazette is the original player built by Lyon. He has been with the Les Gones academy since he was 12 years old.
During the defense of Lyon’s first team, Lacazette has featured in 275 games with 129 goals and 43 assists.
Lacazette’s two goals for Lyon against Nice in the final game in Ligue 1 2016-2017 also completed a 100-goal incision in the French league’s highest caste.
This transfer became the second for Arsenal in the summer of 2017. Previously, the Gunners managed to tie defender from Schalke, Sead Kolasinac, for free.