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Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:14 pm
by theHotHead
He has not done anything to deserve a rise.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:20 pm
by CrimsonGunner11
theHotHead wrote:He has not done anything to deserve a rise.


Done more than Xhaka, imho.
I'm ok with an extension but not a pay raise

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:30 pm
by Rockape
theHotHead wrote:He has not done anything to deserve a rise.



I agree........but thats not how it works! At the end of his contract, he becomes a free agent who won't cost another club a transfer fee, so:

He will get a signing on fee
he will get an increase on his current wages

So, we can either let that happen and look to pay anything between £30 and £75m on a replacement who may not be a success. Therefore giving him a 2 yr contract and a significant pay rise would save us a vast sum of money against doing the alternative and give us a player we know all about.

Clearly this isn't the ideal solution, but its better than letting him go and not getting a replacement.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:42 pm
by Goonerred
Rockape wrote:
theHotHead wrote:He has not done anything to deserve a rise.



I agree........but thats not how it works! At the end of his contract, he becomes a free agent who won't cost another club a transfer fee, so:

He will get a signing on fee
he will get an increase on his current wages

So, we can either let that happen and look to pay anything between £30 and £75m on a replacement who may not be a success. Therefore giving him a 2 yr contract and a significant pay rise would save us a vast sum of money against doing the alternative and give us a player we know all about.

Clearly this isn't the ideal solution, but its better than letting him go and not getting a replacement.

In other words, he's going to hold us to ransom. We never learn.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:50 pm
by Highbury Hillbilly
Doesn't turn up nearly enough to merit an extension. I appreciate his service for the team and his experience, but his ~10 league goals/season record isn't worth £9m/yr or whatever he's getting now.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:53 pm
by Power n Glory
Goonerred wrote:
Rockape wrote:
theHotHead wrote:He has not done anything to deserve a rise.



I agree........but thats not how it works! At the end of his contract, he becomes a free agent who won't cost another club a transfer fee, so:

He will get a signing on fee
he will get an increase on his current wages

So, we can either let that happen and look to pay anything between £30 and £75m on a replacement who may not be a success. Therefore giving him a 2 yr contract and a significant pay rise would save us a vast sum of money against doing the alternative and give us a player we know all about.

Clearly this isn't the ideal solution, but its better than letting him go and not getting a replacement.

In other words, he's going to hold us to ransom. We never learn.


We should be spending out time looking for internal solutions as well. Martinelli, Balogun and Pepe some names that could possibly play his role. I wouldn't even be mad of Arteta tried a false 9 role for one of the players but instead we're rotating game time between two contract bandits, Nketiah and Lacazette.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:11 pm
by Santi
Should be 1 year with a small rise in wage (purely because contracts always go up in football).

Otherwise let him go. Love the guy but never again do we want an aging player on high wages, even if I trust him to give more effort than Auba/Ozil.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:26 pm
by Nuggets
Highbury Hillbilly wrote:Doesn't turn up nearly enough to merit an extension. I appreciate his service for the team and his experience, but his ~10 league goals/season record isn't worth £9m/yr or whatever he's getting now.

Quite right✅

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:42 pm
by Reiss
Power n Glory wrote:
Reiss wrote:Rumours are we want to give Laca a 2 year contract.

We. Need. To. Learn. From. Our. Mistakes.


Yep. This could be expensive.


I can understand a 1 year contract but 2? Nah.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:12 am
by KG3
We need to give him a new contract his experience is vital to the club, plays so well with these youngsters, 2 year contract isn’t much to ask for at 30 and it’s not like he’d be demanding Auba/Ozil type wages

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:13 am
by Goonerred
KG3 wrote:We need to give him a new contract his experience is vital to the club, plays so well with these youngsters, 2 year contract isn’t much to ask for at 30 and it’s not like he’d be demanding Auba/Ozil type wages

I think he knows that and would be demanding top money for a contract extension.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:25 am
by Power n Glory
Goonerred wrote:
KG3 wrote:We need to give him a new contract his experience is vital to the club, plays so well with these youngsters, 2 year contract isn’t much to ask for at 30 and it’s not like he’d be demanding Auba/Ozil type wages

I think he knows that and would be demanding top money for a contract extension.


It's not worth it and especially if he's already earning around £180k a week. He should be taking a pay cut to stay.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:45 am
by DiamondGooner
Santi wrote:Should be 1 year with a small rise in wage (purely because contracts always go up in football).

Otherwise let him go. Love the guy but never again do we want an aging player on high wages, even if I trust him to give more effort than Auba/Ozil.


He's already turned down a 1 year ext.

Let him go.

We need two proper profile CF's for Arteta's system, a starter and a good enough back up with Balogun as a trainee 3rd option.

Basically to replace Nketiah and Laca.

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:05 pm
by VCC
DiamondGooner wrote:
Santi wrote:Should be 1 year with a small rise in wage (purely because contracts always go up in football).

Otherwise let him go. Love the guy but never again do we want an aging player on high wages, even if I trust him to give more effort than Auba/Ozil.


He's already turned down a 1 year ext.

Let him go.

We need two proper profile CF's for Arteta's system, a starter and a good enough back up with Balogun as a trainee 3rd option.

Basically to replace Nketiah and Laca.

This

Re: Alexandre Lacazette (9)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:12 pm
by ag6789
But, with Auba's problems mounting, he'll be the main man rest of this season. Contract or no contract , he needs to churn it out day in and day out.