Disturbing news today that Borussia Dortmund have apparently reached an agreement on the transfer fee of Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Saint Etienne, and it’s now supposed to be £13M.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Dortmund have agreed fee
That’s a lot less than Newcastle were supposed to have bid last week for the Gabon International, but it’s probably a more accurate figure, but surely we can afford £13M for such a good striker?
The report is in La Gazzetta dello Sport, and we did report late last night that there was a Dortmund official meeting with St. Etienne on the proposed transfer.
But we suppose, before a Dortmund official would travel to France, they would have already agreed a fee for the striker.
This leaves it now a little doubtful for Newcastle, unless we can move in and match the German’s club’s bid, and yesterday Joe Kinnear was supposed to be trying to convince Mike Ashley to go in with an increased offer for the 24 year-old.
It will not be good if Newcastle lose out to Borussia Dortmund, because it will look like once again we are unwilling t pay out the fee requested by the selling club, and matched by our competitors.
We hope Newcastle can move in quickly and at least be able to talk to the player about coming to Tyneside, but first of all we will have to pay the fee agreed by Dortmund.
It’s not looking too good.
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