No need to renew. We are 10th. Laca will not be a difference make to a top 4 or title challenging team. Its time for the rise of Martinelli and Balogun. We must transition as change is needed.Just saying why the choices are mainly restricted to cashing in this summer or renewing.
Makes sense, hes a good striker.
If he has the chance to win some trophies at a club like Juventus he should take it.
What’s so funny about what I written?I feel the environment is right for him now. His position, the players around him and the responsibility. He was always a good player, I just felt thing;s weren't right and we weren't tapping him for what he's worth. Said it a couple years ago tbh. Better late than never.
Equally you can’t force a sale just because of past mistakes.We sold Alexis, Özil, Ramsey, Mkhi, Wilshere, Welbeck, Mustafi, and Sokratis for a grand total of 1m. If we're adding Laca to that list because "oh let's just keep him for another year, he plays well sometimes" then we're just idiots really.
I wasn’t trudging through your old posts—I was trying to see when the thread was started and, low and behold, five posts in, you’re wishing one of our best players away from the club in search of peace and harmony again. I just find it funny, if a little masochistic. I’m sure others do tooWhat’s so funny about what I written?
You need to find a better past time then trudging through my old posts, I had thought you’d have left that behind with your sweet n sour troll account.
Man how quickly the tone change on this forum. Before Sheff and Slavia, two terrible teams everyone wanted him out. Now people talking about him as a mini legend. Replacing Henry statue with Laca statue, etc. This forum never stops to surprise me.
He has been bad for the most part of this season. Nice patches here and there but mostly very bad. Sometimes up to tolerated levels. But most of the time down to being absolute horseshit on the field. I still admit he has been good with Saka and ESR, probably his only worth to the team if we consider keeping him next year.
Hopefully, he can finish the season strongly and we can get some value for him in the summer. No matter what you think of Laca, rate him or not, we have to start getting some value for our players instead of keeping them for too long on to big contracts.
Equally you can’t force a sale just because of past mistakes.
Not saying Lacazette necessarily is, but sometimes leaving on a free is the best outcome. It happens to “well run clubs” too check some of Liverpool’s or Bayern’s contract sagas with one or two of their players.
Lacazette will get sold anyways I’m confident, people just stressed like it’s their money. You’ll see which striker comes into the club too lol
I'm happy with Laca myself but fair enough can't argue with that.Maybe depends how much you got them for and how much they've contributed. I agree in the sense I don't think you always have to sell a player for the same or more than you bought them for. If you buy a player for 10m, get 8 good years out of them and they leave on a free then it's no problem, you've already got value for money. Elneny for example was so cheap and it was such a long time ago that him leaving on a free isn't a big deal.
But we paid 50m for Lacazette 4 years ago. I wouldn't say we've got such good value from him on the pitch that we can afford to let him go for nothing, you'd want to recoup at least 20m.
Relative to some of the players we've bought in the past few years, I think we've actually got decent value from him on the pitch. Player of the season in 2018 and back on form currently.But we paid 50m for Lacazette 4 years ago. I wouldn't say we've got such good value from him on the pitch that we can afford to let him go for nothing, you'd want to recoup at least 20m.