Alexandre Lacazette: Arsenal forward’s player profile found on Barcelona website amid transfer rumours

Alexandre Lacazette: Arsenal forward’s player profile found on Barcelona website amid transfer rumours

2
tricked

There is nothing to worry about for Gunners supporters, however, as numerous players have profile pages on the LaLiga club’s website


By talkSPORT

15th May 2019,
3:13 pm

Updated: 15th May 2019,
3:35 pm

A profile of Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has been discovered on Barcelona’s official club website amid rumours the France forward will be joining the LaLiga side this summer.

Lacazette, who’s scored 19 goals this season, is understood to be a target for the Catalans ahead of the summer transfer window, with reports in France claiming contacts have been made between Barca and the striker’s representatives already.

Lacazette has enjoyed a fine individual season despite Arsenal struggling for form and results throughout

getty

Lacazette has enjoyed a fine individual season despite Arsenal struggling for form and results throughout

And there was hysteria on social media when pictures of Lacazette’s player profile – on the Barcelona website – went viral on social media.

Lacazette’s profile page on Barcelona’s website was widely shared on social media

fcbarcelona.com

Lacazette’s profile page on Barcelona’s website was widely shared on social media

Lacazette’s name is clearly visible above a section displaying his stats

fcbarcelona.com

Lacazette’s name is clearly visible above a section displaying his stats

This appeared to be confirmation Lacazette will be signing for the Camp Nou outfit over the coming months, as why else would Barcelona have a stats page for the France international on their website?

Well, the answer is actually quite simple – and makes for brilliant reading for Arsenal fans.

Showdown


Leeds vs Derby live on talkSPORT: Stream and confirmed line-ups for play-off clash

INFO 


Leeds vs Derby: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

CHARGED


Stoke City striker Saido Berahino found guilty of drink driving

not on song


Leeds United fans unveil hilarious song to mock Derby County boss Frank Lampard

PREVIEW


Atalanta v Lazio FREE live stream: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, teams

Rejected


Players who snubbed Premier League clubs to join their rivals

derby delight


West Ham and Chelsea strikers open up about being being in love off the pitch

winter is coming


If Game of Thrones stars were footballers featuring Messi and Ronaldo

OUT OF THE BLUE


Chelsea legend to return as manager with Sarri set to sacked – reports

Exciting


How Barcelona could line up with Griezmann, but without Coutinho

WARNING


‘Grealish will leave Aston Villa if they miss out on Premier League promotion’

BARE BONES


Bolton boss reveals ‘awkward’ goodbye to players as club enters administration

There are thousands of players in Barca’s database, many of whom have never played for the club, and they can all be accessed through the player profile page if you change the URL to their identifying number.

Lacazette’s page was found as ID number 6899, while the very first entry is former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman.

Maybe Barcelona are lining up a shock summer swoop for a 55-year-old Seaman?

fcbarcelona.com

Maybe Barcelona are lining up a shock summer swoop for a 55-year-old Seaman?

Other people in the database include Frank Lampard, the Chelsea legend, as well as Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

fcbarcelona.com

fcbarcelona.com

The IDs are clearly those of the API Barcelona use for player data, which appears to be the same API used by the Premier League’s official website. This is why Lionel Messi’s page on fcbarcelona.com can be found at ID 4974, with the same number also accessing his profile on premierleague.com, despite the Argentine never playing in England’s top flight.

No, this picture is not proof Messi will be playing in the Premier League next season

premierleague.com

No, this picture is not proof Messi will be playing in the Premier League next season

So there is no need to be worried, Arsenal fans.

LIVE ON talkSPORT

talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…

  • Leeds vs Derby (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT
  • Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Charlton vs Doncaster (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Manchester City vs Watford (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT

Lacazette having a profile page on Barcelona’s website does NOT mean he is set to sign for the LaLiga champions, though, if reports are to be believed, they will spend the rest of the summer trying to capture the 27-year-old goal getter.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *