Manchester United and Arsenal are set for a huge battle to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, the Express has quoted Le10Sport as reporting. Arsene Wenger is claimed to be ready to do all it takes to sign the striker, with a willingness to pay as much as £63.2 Million in order to do so.
The report also cites Manchester United as having already held talks with his agent however, which would seemingly put us in the back seat, but with the transfer window still closed, anything could still happen. Another downer on the situation is that Aubameyang has said himself that he favours the Spanish League, and Spanish reports have already this month claimed he will be joining Real Madrid in the coming close-season, but that could possibly open the door for another striker to move this summer.
Our need for a deadly goalscorer has been highlighted once again this term, and no amount of positive Theo Walcott comments from Arsene Wenger is going to convince us otherwise. Aubameyang has 22 goals from his 25 Bundesliga outings this term, with a record better than a goal every 90 minutes at present, while Giroud has 12 goals from his 30 league appearances. If there is even a glimmer of hope in us landing the Gabon international, we NEED to push for this move, or risk being left behind as our other rivals strengthen in the close-season.
We know Pep Guardiola is set to make a number of signings and changes at Manchester City, and a new manager is set to come in and freshen up the Chelsea squad, which is only going to put more pressure on the this summer’s transfer window, and we really cant afford to get caught napping. We need to move early, or risk losing out on our targets, and we really need to be ruthless and go after some top talents.
Is Aubameyang the man who can fix all our problems up front? Or is there another (realistic) striker more suited to our team?