Arsenal slash Aubameyang asking price by almost half as Man Utd & Chelsea cleared to complete bargain signing

Arsenal are ready to accept just £30m for Aubameyang.

Arsenal are reportedly ready to accept bids as low as £30million for star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international is approaching the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, so it makes sense that we’re gearing up to sell him for below market value to avoid the risk of losing him for free.

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Still, the Sun‘s claim that we could let him go for as little as £30m is a bit of a worry to say the least.

It’s also quite a change from the £56m asking price we were reported to have set by the Express, who link our rivals Manchester United and Chelsea as being among his suitors.

That means we’ve slashed his asking price by almost half, and at this point you have to wonder if it wouldn’t just be better to keep him for the final year of his contract.

We’re not going to be able to do much with £30m added to our transfer kitty, with big money surely needed to replace such a quality player.

It’s also worrying to think we could be ready to strengthen our rivals like that without making them pay at least a little more to land one of the most lethal finishers in the Premier League.

United and Chelsea both need signings up front this summer and they’re unlikely to get as good a bargain as this anywhere else.

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5 Comments

  1. stevo says:

    Clubs will offer lower salaries too.
    So some players won’t move unless their salaries are matched at the new club.
    So Aubameyang might stay to protect his salary.
    No chance of selling 350k p/w Ozil.
    Mkhitarian The club won’t get 20m and who will pay his 177k p/w?
    Lacazette 180 k p/w?
    Kolasinac 120 k p/w?
    Mustafi 90k p/w.
    Purchasing prices will be lower but because we have such a big salary bill we can’t afford to buy.
    Cheap youngsters or freebies is all we we can afford.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      stevo, I believe you have assessed the stuation correctly. Professional sport across the board, including the EPL has taken a massive hit due to the loss of revenues; accordingly the past pay structures are unsustainable.
      If £30 million is the best on offer for Aubameyang, Arsenal may as well keep him to the end of his contract. Arsenal has taken the recent offer off the table and at the end of the season, when Aubameyang is a year older, any offer from Arsenal may be the best he gets.

      1. Roachie says:

        I agree. At £30m we may as well keep him. We could spend £60m+ on a replacement that scores half as many goals

  2. John Ibrahim says:

    hopefully this pandemic can bring the inflated cost down…..

    its escalating way too much…….

    Fans and media just want to see the prices soaring up the roof

  3. SueP says:

    Stevo is right
    If Aubameyang is worth £30M now then other asking prices and transfer fees will also be lower too
    The chances of selling the ‘deadwood’ will also be a challenge. Stevo rightly points out who on earth would offer them better terms?!
    I’ve said before that Auba will be lucky in the current climate to get more than he is currently on and realise that a new contract at Arsenal is the way forward on what he currently earns or less.
    It is all about timing and for some who got great deals prior to covid then they can carry on laughing all the way to the bank

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