The great battle for the future of the club is over.
The fans, weeping into their free gifted FA Cup scarves… just thinking about the horr…
KYLIAN M’BAPPE FOR £87m… YOU GOTS TO BE KIDDING ME BOSS!
Come on people, you know the routine here, you always have to read the fine print.
Firstly, Arsenal are protecting themselves in this fake escapade because we know Manchester City and Real Madrid are interested. Our bid of €100m seems a bit pointless when Madrid have had a higher bid rejected.
Now, I appreciate the kid said he wants to play first team football. I understand that London is a massive draw for French people. However, let’s be real here. This boy just DESTROYED the Champions League. I very much doubt in a market so flush with cash, he’ll be heading to us to play out his dreams against Dinamo Minsk.
… and the bid has been rejected anyway.
The real story in this little PR stunt is Atletico Madrid have had a transfer ban slapped on them for interfering with minors. That means their summer signing of Lacazette is off. If you read the fine print of the original L’quipe story, you’ll see that they said we were parallel pathing by scouting him out as well.
A little bit like me eyeing up a super model at a Whisky Mist, then going home with the glass collector.
I mean, maybe I’m being a bit harsh here, he has scored 35 goals across all club competitions this season. Banging 28 goals in for Lyon in the league. He’s also managed to break 20 goals in the previous 3 seasons. Pretty sure he’s scored against us in the Emirates Cup and bagged an assist?
Anyway, I’m just not quite sure about him. You have to be totally real here. Lyon have been one of the greatest selling clubs of the past 20 years. Aulas their owner is the master of maxing value from players that quite often aren’t that good. When you have a player of caliber, they’re not often festering in Ligue 1 at 26. Last big goalscorer of that ilk was Olivier Giroud, and look, he scored goals, but was he the next level is the next level is the next level? Not really.
Also, if our chequebook really is that red hot at the moment. Shouldn’t we be hunting around Europe for other mega players? £87m is the buyout clause of arguably the 3rd best player on the planet (Griezmann). I’m not sure there are many players you couldn’t rip from their club with that sort of cash. I’m not a massive fan of Lukaku, but he bangs them in on the regular and he’s a bully. Auba at Dortmund? Belotti at Torino? Icardi at Inter?
There are lots of names I think are better than Lacazette.
People are saying this story is for the season ticket holders, I really don’t believe that. Regular folk will all sign up for another year of torture. However, the real challenge the club are having is with club level tickets, and corporate box tickets. Put your name down and have a go, you’ll probably get a call.
So whilst normal fans know this M’Bappe stuff is fantasy, old Patrick in corporate fun at a major bank will think that sounds lovely for international clients.
This is also a devious strategy to change the conversation… anything to pick the fans up off the ground.
Right, that’s me done.
Speak laaaaaaater x