There were reports earlier today on the web-site Gazzetta dello Sport, that suggested Borussia Dortmund had agreed a fee of £13M (about €15M) with Saint Etienne for Newcastle target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - on his way to Bundesliga?
And that seemed to be justified, because why would a Dortmund official travel to France to discuss the transfer, if a fee hadn’t already been agreed – it could happen, but it’s a little unlikely.
However, there is a report on the French site maidenfoot today which says the following:
Despite the assertion of the Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday morning, no agreement has yet been reached between Saint-Etienne and Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Although ASSE has already given its consent, the Greens have yet to agree with the final details to complete the deal.
And a source close to Aubameyang had this to say:
“The offer of Dortmund has not yet reached the €15M expected by Saint-Etienne”
We’d like to think there will be a hitch in the deal, but it seems to us that Dortmund are way out in the lead on this, and are now definite favorites to sign Newcastle’s number one transfer target.
However we’ve been wrong before – so there’s always hope.
But if the German club does that, it will be the third transfer window running that Newcastle have failed to get their number one transfer target through the door.
Sadly – it doesn’t look good.
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