Now it is Inter Milan that wants Aubameyang! How many more clubs to go? by Lagos Gooner
The transfer rumours won’t just stop, will they? Even when clubs are not interested in a player, the rumours tell us otherwise. We either hear one club wants to buy a player or a player wants to leave somewhere. The stories just won’t cease pouring in and these stories end up stirring up fears in the minds of fans like us.
At first it was Barcelona wanting our top scorer to replace the ageing Suarez! Now, we hear that Inter Milan are looking at replacing their striker, Martinez with Aubameyang. Martinez is rumoured to be wanted by Barcelona, and Inter Milan is rumoured to want Auba to replace Martinez. So many rumours.
How can Arsenal reduce the rumours? Read on…
At this moment, Arsenal and Aubameyang are in the middle of a contract saga. Aubameyang’s contract ends in 2021, and the club has to decide if they want to offer him a new contract or allow him go. If the club wants to let him go, then the next transfer window will be the best time to do it. They can earn some cash on his sale next summer or they can decide to allow him run down his contract and leave for free by 2021.
It is being said that Aubameyang suspended his contract talks with Arsenal because he wants to be convinced that the club will recruit the caliber of players needed to win trophies. Another reason given is that he wants to earn much more than what he earns at the moment, but the club are not willing to offer him more.
Whatever the reason is, I truly want to appeal to the club to decide quickly what they want with the Gabonese striker. If they still want him to stay for another three or four more years, then they should find a solution to the contract issues and sign him on a new contract now! The more we prolong the contract talks, the more rumours media houses will keep spinning. Arsenal can stop these stories that unsettle our players by showing utmost interest in the welfare of the player.
When a player is rounding up his contract and his club are delaying in offering him a new contract, people are bound to see negative reasons in the clubs’ actions. Tie Auba to new contract now! We are Arsenal and we are proud.
Auba is going on the summer. It just makes sense at his age. We should get 50M then but after that his value will drop fast. We will still have Ozil on the books Laca and 70m Pepe too.
With Martinelli on board and Nketia and other cheap youngsters available keeping PEA any longer defies logic. Even if we make CL he has to go.
“It is being said that Aubameyang suspended his contract talks with Arsenal because he wants to be convinced that the club will recruit the caliber of players needed to win trophies. Another reason given is that he wants to earn much more than what he earns at the moment, but the club are not willing to offer him more.”
You say it yourself, it is not that easy getting him to sign. I would love Auba to commit to us for another 3-4 years but can understand why the board do not want another Ozil situation. Auba is 30 now and maybe throwing £300k per week at him is not the best idea from a financial perspective.
I can also understand why Auba would be weighing up his options. After this season we could not really blame him for leaving. He probably has one big move left in him and we look some way off competing for any major trophies right now. If he has the option to go somewhere for more money and more chance of winning major silver ware who could blame him for leaving.
i’m afraid it is not quite as simple as “tie him down now”
Will, Yes, most sensible fans know full well that it is not as simple as that to “tie him down now”. But sadly Sylvester rarely does “sensible” and thinks that Arsenal are like Tommy Copper and can do things “just like that”! Poor Sylvester, he means well but is not perhaps the brightest person on here, to put it mildly!!
Tommy Cooper was a famous British comic and magician from 1950s to 1984, for youngsters of today.
The big problem we have is Ozil is the benchmark for all our players now. If they think that he is our best paid player and they are bringing more to the table (and most are) then they will look at him and say one of two things, i want more or if he is the best we have, we aren’t going anywhere so im off to parures new.