We’ve been linked with St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since last November, and it seems he is one backup Newcastle could turn to if they fail to bring in their top target Loic Remy.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – St. Etienne Gabon International
A Newcastle delegation was in South France over the weekend, and obviously they would have been doing some work to try to get Loic Remy through the door, but there are also other French targets that Newcastle have been linked with, and the 23 year-old Gabon International is one of them.
This player started his career with AC Milan back in 2007, and has never played for the first team but was sent out on loan to various clubs, before he signed on at St. Etienne in December of 2011 after being on loan all that year.
The 6’1″ striker has appeared 64 times for St. Etienne with 28 goals and Tottenham and Manchester United are two clubs also said to be watching the 26 times capped Gabon International.
And it seems the 23 year-old would be willing to join Newcastle as a source close to the player had this to say top the Evening Chronicle::
“He is aware of Newcastle’s interest and likes the idea. He was planning on staying at St Etienne until at least the end of the season.” “If there was a bid, though, he owes it to himself to listen.”
But with Newcastle having only one experienced striker available for the game at Norwich on Saturday, surely we need to get another striker through the door as soon as possible.
There was some good news about Shola Ameobi yesterday, and Nigeria will not take any action against the player after he didn’t want to join the Nigerian squad for the African Cup of Nations – pressed into it no doubt by the club.
And it seems that one sub appearance against Venezuela in November in Miami, when he looked so good as a late substitute, could be his first and only International appearance in his career.
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