Real Madrid and Barcelona have both reportedly been linked with moves for two of our best players, according to a variety of reports in the media.
A couple of days ago we had to contend with the rumours claiming that the Spanish Champions wanted to sign Alexandre Lacazette.
Now, we have to put up with the claim that Real Madrid wants to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as reported by Spanish outfit DiarioGol.
Now, I have read these reports and I can relax a little because to me, both claims are nothing more than assumptions, as an example Diariogol are saying that Aubameyang would be an alternative in the event that Real do not sign Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.
This was always going to happen, both players have had excellent seasons considering the lack of support behind them and they were almost certainly going to be linked with a move to one of the big European sides.
Aubameyang has just won the Golden Boot and we would have been naive in the extreme if we did not think that the media would start with their stirring.
I am not saying that neither transfer will happen but I am saying that I am not surprised by these rumours and fully expected them.
The time for being anxious is if either player rejects a new contract not before.
Though, if we do not win the Europa League and qualify for next seasons Champions League then that could easily change the dynamics as well.