There was a report in the Bild publication yesterday that Newcastle striker target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has turned down a move back to the Italian League with Roma.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – turns down move to Roma
Bild had earlier reported that Aubameyang had wanted to move back to the Italian League, where he had began his carer with AC Milan, by joining their Youth Academy in January 2007.
The same report suggested that Roma manager Rudi Garcia was interested in acquiring the former St Etienne striker, who only moved to German club Borussia Dortmund last summer for over £12M.
Dortmund had announced the player, who turned 25 last week, is available for transfer this summer at a reasonable fee, thought to be around £8M.
We’d be surprised if that £8M fee is accurate however, and while there are reports that his refusal to join Roma may open up the door for Newcastle, we have trouble believing that.
If the fee is high, there is just no chance Newcastle will be bidding for the 34 Gabon International who has scored 12 goals for his country.
Aubameyang had a decent first season in the Bundesliga last term, and scored 16 goals in 37 games for the top German club, although most of his appearances were from the subs bench.
We’d be surprised if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ends up at Newcastle this summer.
What do you think?
Written from London, England.