The transfer gossip season is now with us in full flow and as well as some very credible rumours there are also some that verge into the ridiculous and the speculation today claiming that Man Utd are interested in Arsenal’s Golden Boot winner Pierre-Emerick Aybameyang is a classic example of that, or is it?
The knee jerk reaction is to say that Aubameyang will not be sold to United, there is no way the board could survive the backlash, it would make the Wenger Out campaign pale into comparison and so on but there is enough history of very controversial transfers to not rule out such a move for the Gabon international.
Personally, I do not see it happening and I would be angry if it did but there are circumstances that it could happen and even in the extreme I would be content with it.
If United offered £150 Million, bang, take it, happy with that.
If United offered Paul Pobga in a straight swap, bang, take it, happy with that.
If United offered £70 Million and Marcus Rashford, bang, take it, happy with that.
And so on, in better words it would have to take something utterly ridiculous for it to be palatable, in fact, it would have to really p**s of the United fans more than it would us for it to be anywhere near acceptable.
But, what is ridiculous to you and me may not be so ridiculous to the Arsenal board, they are businessmen who are not running Arsenal as a charity and if an offer was tabled that they deemed too good to turn down then do not dismiss the possibility of them accepting such an offer.
As an example would the board turn down a £100 Million bid? I am not sure they would and there are other scenarios that I could see where an offer would be very tempting, say they offer Lukaku and Martial for Aubameyang, would they turn that offer down? Who knows, chances are they would probably accept.
As I have already made clear, I do not see this happening but neither would I totally rule it out, not with the way United spend money and not with our board.