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Mourinho: That is why I did not sign Lacazette

10 months ago

Jose Mourinho has spoken about the Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman signed a contract with Arsenal a few days ago, becoming the most expensive transfer in the history of the club. Arsene Wenger hopes his compatriot will bring in a good form from the Ligue 1 to Premier League and help the team battle for the title.

The 26-year-old was on the lookout for many clubs. He was even very close to join Atlético, but the Spanish transfer ban broken the deal. The media also linked him with Manchester United but eventually Jose Mourinho has opted for other options.

The Portuguese decided to explain in the media why he had not signed the striker who cost Arsenal much less money than Romelu Lukaku, brought yesterday at Old Trafford.

"We did not decide to get him because he lacked endurance and physical condition. This is not the type of player for big games, there is no suitable mentality."

Statisticians reacted very quickly to Mourinho's statement and calculated that Lukaku from the 2014/2015 season against the TOP6 team scored only 5 goals in 35 games. For comparison, the Frenchman in his last five appearances against PSG scored one goal, but against Monaco as many as 4.
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