There are are reports in the French press today that Newcastle have made a bid to sign St. Etienne striker Patrick-Emierick Aubameyang.
Patrick-Emieric Aubameyang – Newcastle bid €10.5M
One such report is from Mercato365, who are are reporting that Newcastle have made an offer of €10.5M for the 23 year-old Gabon international.
This is what Mercato365 is reporting - translated from the French:
“Newcastle have put in an offer for striker Etienne Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is also wanted by Manchester City.” “According to an English source, Newcastle have sent an offer in of €10.5M, plus bonuses for Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.”
“He is also wanted by Manchester City, and despite the arrival of Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran, who has signed a four and a half year contract, the Magpies would also like to sign the Gabon International, whose contract expires in June 2016. “
“This is after recruiting Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier), Massadio Haidara (Nancy), Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse) and Yoan Gouffran, the club managed by Alan Pardew have not abandoned the French League.”
“The Greens are reluctant to respond to the proposal of the current side, who are currently 16th in Premier League and Newcastle seem already set for next summer.”
Since joining St. Etienne from AC Milan in the summer of 2019 Patrick has played 71 times for the French club with 28 goals, including 8 goals in 19 games this season.
But it seems that St. Etienne may not want to sell in January – and the Magpies may fail in their efforts to sign the Gabon International – and Newcastle may wait until the summer.
Or maybe we’ll soon see a bid made for Sporting Lisbon’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel – if this bid is turned down by St. Etienne?
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