Arsenal fans are urging their club to push ahead with a move for a top-class striker, after being informed of the latest comments in the Transfer Tavern.
The Gunners were reported to have had a huge offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected last summer but Arsene Wenger may find more luck pushing for the Borussia Dortmund man at the end of the season, after the German side named their price.
Aubameyang, also a long-term target of Real Madrid, has excelled in the Bundesliga to become one of the deadliest strikers in world football and Dortmund, despite their desires for success, have always been a club that sells for the right price.
Now, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has said a large offer will be considered, giving hope of a future transfer.
Speaking to Kicker TV, as quoted by Metro, he said:
‘We can never guarantee that a player will stay with Borussia Dortmund forever, but our strength is to always find new solutions. Auba was our alternative to ‘the world ending’ after [Robert] Lewandowski’s departure.’
‘With an €80 million offer, I would be thinking about [club president] Reinhard Rauball and [sporting director] Michael Zorc – if we had one, we would have to get together with Pierre-Emerick.’
‘We always have to differentiate between situations where there is such an offer, but we have no pressure … I would prefer it if no offer came. He is definitely good enough to go to an even bigger club. There are only a few, but I’m glad to read that it’s a good idea to go to Barcelona.’
Despite the positive comments, our landlord doesn’t feel Arsenal would be able to win the race for Aubameyang’s services as he’d expect the striker to move to La Liga, whilst other Premier League sides could also raise interest.
The Gooners by the jukebox here in the Transfer Tavern admit they’d absolutely love to have the Gabon striker at the Emirates Stadium, but sadly, they all feel he is destined for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
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