Attacker Open To Move After Arsenal Table £28m Bid But Spurs Trying To Hijack Deal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is open to the idea of moving to England after Arsenal tabled a £28m bid but the Gunners now face competition from Tottenham
With the summer transfer window in full swing, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of next season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, more on the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang….
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is open to the idea of moving to England after Arsenal tabled a £28m bid for his services but the Gunners now face competition from rivals Tottenham, according to France Football.
Aubameyang is emerging as one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market after another fine season with Borussia Dortmund that saw him score 26 goals in all competitions.
The 26-year-old’s excellent form has attracted interest from Arsenal with the Express reporting last week that Arsene Wenger had made his interest official after submitting an opening £28m offer for the Gabon international.
France Football claim that despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and a new contract offer on the table from Dortmund, Aubameyang is open to the idea of making the move to the Premier League this summer.
However, a deal is still a long way off as the French publication suggest that Tottenham are trying to hijack their North London rivals deal after also making contact with Dortmund about the striker’s situation.
But both clubs will have a tough time persuading Dortmund to sell as sporting director Michael Zorc has been quoted by France Football as saying the striker is not for sale.
” It is not a secret. We rely heavily on Aubameyang”
“I have heard of interest from Arsenal but I’ll be clear: he will not move. He is simply not for sale. “
So it sounds like Arsenal and Tottenham are going to have to tempt Dortmund with an offer they simply can’t refuse in order for them to cash-in on Aubameyang this summer, but he’d be an excellent signing if either club could pull it off.
The striker is known for his blistering pace and is comfortable playing anywhere across the front three positions, including up front as a central striker, so he’d give them plenty of options in the final third.
You’d have to assume Arsenal were favourites given their financial clout and the fact they can offer Champions League football, and I think the Gunners would be genuine title challengers if they could lure Aubameyang to the Emirates.
We’ll have to see how things develop and a deal is going to be difficult, but I’d love to see Aubameyang plying his trade in the Premier League next year as he’s got all the attributes to be a huge success here.
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