Newcastle are still being linked with 23 year-old St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who wants a move to the Premier League, and the lad has been in impressive form in France, after moving there from AC Milan last year.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Newcastle keeping tabs on this striker
Newcastle have been reported to be interested in the player, who is attracting other Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Aston Villa and Sunderland (of course).
Pierre plays as a forward and stands 6’1″ tall and started his career at AC Milan in early 2007, and he was loaned out to Dijon, Lille and Monaco before joining Saint Etienne on loan in early 2011, and he finally signed for them on a permanent basis late last year.
This is what the lad said about his situation to Sky Sports:
“I am fine at the moment at St Etienne and if there is interest in me then I can only thank God for that.”"I really love the Premier League and hope to one day play in England, but there are other leagues in the world too, with good quality.”
Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board had a young striker as their top target last summer, but failed in the bid to sign Luuk de Jong from FC Twente, and ended up bringing only Vurnon Anita through the door – as a player who could immediately fight for a first team place.
That lack of action and poor planning by Newcastle is now telling on the club, and with nine injuries picked up this season, we are struggling to field decent teams, and of course we have now lost our last four league games.
We hope Mike Ashley will help to bring in a number of reinforcements in January, and this lad could be one of them, although he is valued at around £9M – which is a bit high.
Pierre is of Gabonese descent and he has represented Gabon 26 times with 8 goals, and played for the French U21 side once.
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