Newcastle’s number one striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is attracting attention as he continues to hit the goals for his French club St. Etienne.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – many clubs interested
Aubameyang scored after just eight minutes in St. Etienne 2-2 draw yesterday at Troyes, and he now has 17 French league goals this season in 24 appearances, and he stands in second place in the goalscoring charts, eight goals behind PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Newcastle have been interested in the striker for a while now, and Newcastle were reported to have bid £8M for him in the January transfer window to replace Demba Ba, who left for Chelsea but his club flatly turned down the offer.
The Gabon International is also attracting interest from other clubs in Europe, including Paris Saint-Germain, Fiorentina and Borussia Dortmund, and it seems that St. Etienne want £10M for him, but that could rise because of the number of clubs tracking the 23 year-old, and it could turn into an auction.
This is what the player has said about the interest shown in him:
“If people are talking about me then I am not aware of it. But if someone offers €12 million to the club I do not know if I’ll go or not. I am calm because I still have two years on my contract to go.”
Newcastle will do well in the summer to get this player on Tyneside, and if the price goes up we don’t think Mike Ashley will be prepared to pay more than say the £10M they are currently asking.
And that’s always assuming we stay in the Premier League this season, which after yesterday’s hammering at Manchester City is not a certainty at the moment, with other teams starting to pick up points at the bottom of the table.
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