Newcastle had been offered an opportunity to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earlier this summer, after Dortmund said that he was available to leave the German club for a decent fee, reported to be as low as £8M.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang – wants to play again in Italy
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was initially Newcastle’s top striker target last summer, but he moved to the German club for around £13M, and that fee seemed too high for Newcastle to pay out.
Oscar Damiani is the player’s agent and he has been quoted today, and has said that Roma’s Director of Football Walter Sabatini is keen on his client.
This is what Damiani is quoted as saying:
“Sabatini likes him, but it would be very difficult to lure him away from Borussia Dortmund because he has a long contract,’ said Damiani.” “However, he would like to return to Italy.”
Aubameyang joined the Milan Youth Academy back in January 2007, and he played for some of the top Milan youth sides in the next couple of seasons.
It seems that Roma may now be favorites to sign him, and of course their manager Rudi Garcia will know all about the player from his time managing Lille in the French League.
At that time Aubameyang was playing for St. Etienne from 2011 through 2013, when he scored 41 goals in 96 appearances for the French club.
It seems that getting this striker to Tyneside this summer could now prove difficult.
And Newcastle are not having too much luck with their top striker targets, and we suppose we’ll need to go down the list and see who we can actually get on Tyneside this summer.
We need at least two top strikers if we are to avoid a relegation struggle in the coming season, since we have lost all our senior strikers except Papiss Cisse, and he is now recovering from a broken knee cap.
Newcastle collapsed this year in the Premier League, when we were second bottom of the league for those league games played this year in the second half of the season.
Only Cardiff City – who finally finished bottom of the Premier League and were relegated – had a worse record this year and they beat us in the FA Cup at St. James’ Park. 🙁
Come to think of it we need players in midfield and in defense too.