Reports: Mourinho Takes A Dig At Wenger's Lacazette Signing
Reports: Jose Mourinho Takes A Dig At Arsene Wenger's Alexandre Lacazette Signing
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly taken a dig at Arsene Wenger’s decision to sign France striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The 26-year-old forward joined the Gunners from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon for a club record fee worth £52 million (R901 million) last week.
A source close to Mourinho and the Red Devils told the media that the former Chelsea boss spent six months scouting the forward, but decided to drop interest in him for a number of reasons.
“Lacazette was followed because he was top scorer in French football – but a lot of his goals were penalties (10 of his 27 goals last season came from the spot),” the source said, according to the Daily Express.
“In the end, he wasn’t considered because he has no stamina, no physical impact and isn’t a big game player.”
The France international made 275 appearances for his former club and scored 129 goals, assisting in 43 more in all competitions.
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