Real Madrid considers swap deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It is being reported that Real Madrid is looking to swap James Rodriguez for Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Real are not having the best of seasons despite splashing the cash in the summer on the likes of Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard. Goals have been scarce, thus the speculation in the press.
Aubameyang has been been on fire this season but he has yet to sign a contract extension. A move certainly cannot be ruled out. The Gabon international has netted 50 times for Arsenal and won the Premier League’s golden boot last season.
Auba would still not come cheap, especially in the January transfer window and apparently the Spanish giants are considering offering James Rodriguez in some sort of swap deal.
Rodriguez has never really made the breakthrough at Real and has just returned from a loan spell at Bayern Munich. He is not what you would class as a Zinedine Zidane favourite and while ever the French legend remains as manager it is unlikely that the Colombian will feature prominently.
From Real Madrid’s perspective, it would be a strange one. Signing a 30-year-old with no future resale value and entering his final years at the top is fraught with risk. From Arsenal’s point of view, it would be a huge step to offload their best asset.
That said, if Aubameyang refuses to agree on a new contract then it is highly likely that Arsenal will sell him.