The Plot Thickens For This Newcastle Target

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

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?

Comments welcome.

Written from London, England.

10 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #1

    £8m for PEA, would be a snip, but I see this as a none story, think he said he wanted to stay in Germany. We all know anyway that Ashley would bid no more than £2m take it or leave it.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #2


    Arsenal only offered around 13million for Cabaye. Had they matched PSG I think he would have been allowed to decide which he wanted to play for. I could be wrong there, but we might play in the same league as Arsenal, but we aren’t in the same league as them for places, so I doubt there is a distinction in Ashley’s eyes. Maybe for the likes of Stoke, Hull etc he might want more as they are in and around us. (Just to note that isn’t where I think we are or should be, but just my thoughts of through Ashley’s eyes.)

    Morning – or early evening in your case!

    It wouldn’t surprise me if we had shown an interest in Snodgrass. He is a decent hard working grafter with a very good cross. He would suit Pardew. But once the price went that high there was no chance.

    I’m not sure Hull are that great, and as much as it was an overused excuse by Pardew, Hull will need all their squad to cope with playing in the Europa. They have decent players, but little more than that – and a top reserve keeper!

    I’m not bothered on the total spend, as long as we spend wisely and well, getting the players we require. Unfortunately that isn’t our policy. Value first need for player second. With only Cisse as a senior striker this could be the year that Ashley’s policy finally comes a cropper.

    Yeah, I wanted Redmond last summer, simple swap deal for Ferg plus half a million and he could have been ours. Oh well…..


    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Not a chance but wouldn’t it be nice to sign a star that fans don’t have to Google to find out who they are?

    Broken hearted but hopeful

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #4

    I read something, can’t remember where now, but it had a quote from PEA’s father saying that he wanted to stay in Germany. The same report also quoted the fee Roma reportedly offered was closer to £20million then the £6-8million mentioned on here.

    Given his record last season, I’d say the £20 million is far more likely to be accurate.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #5

    You had to google Colback? 😉

  • Lew Davies

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Dortmund have denied they want to sell him and have stated yesterday he is NOT for sale and is staying with them next season

  • 70TWO

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Lilongwe Geordie

    & good value does not mean cheap.

    Where is the money?

  • Spoof

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ve also heard that it would take a?20m to get him so lets forget him and move as. truth is we would note pay the best?8m which E d mentio ned never mind the best?20m which it would take.

  • Spoof

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #9

    This bloody phone does some wierd things with my posts ?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 27, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #10

    No, good value doesn’t mean cheap. In the clubs eyes I think it means at the lowest possible price so that when he is sold then they make the maximum profit on him.

    The spend could be anything, provided the club have confidence that they will be able to increase the players value. I don’t think that people at the club believe that they could make Cabella more than a £13 million player, but could definitely improve on £6.5million.


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