Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains Newcastle’s number one striker target in the summer, although Arsenal, PSG and Inter-Milan are also said to be interested in the Gabon striker, and according to reports earlier this week, the Italian club just had a £8.5M bid for the St. Etienne striker turned down.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – wants regular first team football
But the potential good news for Newcastle today is that the striker wants to play regular first team football, wherever he goes this summer, and has prioritized regular playing time over a move to a really big club, where he may not play as much.
His agent is Oscar Damiani, and he had this to say in France Football today:
“Paris are following him, but we don’t know who will be the coach there next season.” “There are also a lot of forwards in their squad. If it is important for him to leave, it is more important for him to play.”
“We have not yet decided if it would be better for him to join an intermediate club or join a big club immediately.”
Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr has been following Aubameyang for some time now, although he was second choice behind Loic Remy in January, but the French International went for the big wages at QPR, rather than joining a great club like Newcastle United – silly lad.
Aubameyang has had a great season in France, scoring an impressive 17 goals in just 29 games for third placed St. Etienne, and we are hoping that Newcastle may be able to tie up a deal for the Gabon International, even before the end of this season.
We failed in our last two attempts to get our number one striker target to Newcastle, missing out on Luuk de Jong last summer, and then Loic Remy in January, so we want to ensure we get Aubameyang on board this summer as a replacement for Demba Ba, and the fact that he wants regular first team football has to be an advantage to Newcastle.
What do you think?
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