Agent claims Alexandre Lacazette has release clause at Arsenal and was offered to Zenit

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette was offered to Zenit by a Russian agent (AMA/Getty Images)Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov claims he offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit in the summer and says the striker has a £61 million release clause in his contract with Arsenal.Lacazette was signed by Arsenal from Lyon for a then club-record fee of £46.5m in 2017.The 28-year-old is in his third season at Arsenal but is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.Cheltsov claims he put forward the signing of Lacazette to Zenit before the Russian club ended up landing Malcom from Barcelona for an initial £36m fee.ADVERTISEMENT Lacazette is claimed to have a £61m release clause in his Arsenal contract (Getty Images)‘I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit,’ Cheltsov told Sport Business Gazeta.‘Their sporting director Javier Ribalta said to me: ‘Are you crazy? His release clause is €68m [£61m].’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I told him you can negotiate with Arsenal.I am sure they will be ready to accept something between €50m and €55m [£45m – £49.5m].‘His salary would be €7-8m [£6.3m – £7.2m] after tax.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Oct 2019 1:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Advertisement Agent claims Alexandre Lacazette has release clause at Arsenal and was offered to Zenitlast_img read more


first_imgDublin GAA legend Barney Rock has said Michael Murphy was born to captain Ireland.Michael MurphyThe Glenswilly man has been named captain of the Irish compromise rules term to face Australia shortly.And Rock says that manager Paul Earley could not have made a better choice. “Murphy is the right man for the job for a number of reasons, but the most important is that he is built to thrive in the compromise game.“He has the size, the power and the ability to be Ireland best player over the two Tests,” said Rock.And the former All-Ireland winner says that Murphy would almost certainly have been a huge star if he had chosen to go Down Under and play Aussie Rules when given the opportunity a few years ago.“Physically and skill-set wise he is such a good fit for this, it was no surprise as a teenager that he was a top target of the AFL clubs. “You sense that if he had taken up that option he would have almost certainly have made it in that game.”Earley paid tribute to Jim McGuinness for sticking with Murphy and putting such responsibility on his young shoulders. MURPHY WAS BORN TO CAPTAIN IRELAND – DUBS LEGEND ROCK was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barney RockCompromise RulesMichael Murphylast_img read more