Los Rojiblancos keen on signing Arsenal centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette and ready to compete with Barcelona for the footballer. Diego Simeone wants to strengthen the front-line, and his primary target is France international who has an impressive campaign and proves his greatness one more time.
Diego Costa and Nikola Kalinic already up to 30, Antoine Griezmann decided to change the working place, and they need replacement. The Argentine coach will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Blaugrana also prepare to make an offer during the summer transfer window.
Lacazette joined the London club from Lyon in 2017 with a €54m deal. He became a real leader of the club and scored many vital goals since joining. In this season, Alexandre already played 48 games, scored 20 goals and made 13 assists in all tournament.
It is an excellent consequence, and he can improve his results during this campaign. The French striker has contracted with the Gunners until 2022, and his release clause is nearly £60m. His price could increase during this season and become much more.
The 27-year-old centre-forward regularly played in the Les Bleus squad, but he missed the chance to win the 2018 World Cup with them. Atletico Madrid have a terrible season as they are in a second place in La Liga table and kicked out from the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
Los Rojiblancos added several players last summer like Thomas Lemar from Monaco, Gelson Martins from Sporting, Nikola Kalinic from Milan, Rodrigo Hernandez from Villarreal, Jonny Castro from Celta Vigo, Antonio Adan from Real Betis and Santiago Arias from PSV.