Transfer News: 39-Goal Hitman Wants PL Move, Backed To Join Arsenal or Man Utd
One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s international team mates claims the striker wants to move to the Premier League and has backed him to join Arsenal or Man Utd
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being backed to move to the Premier League….
One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s international team mates claims the Borussia Dortmund striker wants to move to the Premier League this summer and has backed him to join Arsenal, Manchester United or Manchester City, according to the Mirror.
Aubameyang has become one of the most feared strikers in world football in recent years and scored an incredible 39 goals in 49 games in all competitions for Dortmund last season.
Understandably, that sort of form has attracted interest from clubs throughout Europe and speculation that the 26-year-old was set for a move intensified after the Gabon coach Jorge Costa left the striker out of a recent friendly claiming he was in the middle of negotiating a transfer.
Real Madrid have been widely tipped to sign Aubameyang and he fuelled rumours of a move to the Bernabeu after being spotted in the stands during Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.
However, according to Daniel Cousin – a fellow Gabon international – Aubameyang is keen on moving to the Premier League and the Lens forward has backed his compatriot to join a big club like Arsenal, United or City.
Cousin believes Aubameyang would be the perfect partner for Mesut Ozil at the Emirates but also suggests that the striker would thrive at one of the Manchester clubs now that Mourinho and Guardiola are in charge.
“I think he wants to move to England,” Cousin is quoted as saying by the Mirror
“The Premier League is a different style to Germany; it’s more physical and, for me, it’s a good moment for Pierre to move to a big club like Manchester United or Manchester City.
“Yes [he would be a success]. I think he can score more goals and get more experience with a big team.
“With Mourinho at Man United, and Guardiola [at City], I think this kind of coach can help Pierre-Emerick to progress.
“[If I was choosing his club it would be] Arsenal because the team play very well.
“Arsenal need another striker if they are to win the title. And I think if he played with Ozil and his assists, he would play very well.”
Arsene Wenger has admitted he’ll need to bring in another striker this summer after losing Danny Welbeck for nine months and there is no doubt Aubameyang would be a sensational signing for the Gunners if they could pull it off.
However, Mourinho is also expected to be in the market for another front-man to lead the line in his new-look United side next season while Guardiola is going to want to put his own stamp on the City squad, and Aubameyang would be the type of marquee signing both clubs will be looking for.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out if Aubameyang is heading for the Premier League, but I’m sure there won’t be any shortage of interest in his services and I think the striker would be a huge hit here in England.
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