Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has recently been linked with Chelsea, but whether that’s just made up news we don’t know, but it seems the Gabon International striker could be Newcastle’s number one striker target in the summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Newcastle calling?
Newcastle made an attempt to get Aubameyang on Tyneside in late January, and there was news we bid around £8.5M for him, but his club St. Etienne didn’t want to sell him mid-way through the season – and that’s understandable with his club being 5th top of the French League at the moment.
Pierre-Emerick was told there were rumors of Chelsea being interested in him and also another money-bags club – Paris Saint Germaine and this is what he said:
“I was not aware of that! You’re teaching me something new!” “PSG? It is clear that this is an interesting project, but I want to see something else, find something else.”
So what does he mean by those last words – “but I want to see something else, find something else.”
Even though Newcastle failed to sign the striker last month, that doesn’t say we haven’t already made significant progress with the negotiations, and maybe even got the lad almost signed up – and Newcastle do that kind of thing these days – they always seem to be ahead of the game in signing players.
Of course we don’t know if it’s true with Aubameyang – we just hope it is.
The Gabon striker scored on Sunday in the 1-1 draw at Stade de Reims, and he is now joint second in the French scoring charts with 12 goals, with Paris Saint-Germain super-star Zlatan Ibrahimovic way out in front with 21 goals.
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