Barcelona needs to find a replacement for injured Luis Suarez in the summer transfer window.
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The Uruguayan centre forward scored 21 goals in the 2018-2019 La Liga season but due to a knee injury he has missed most of this season. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is one of the strikers who is being considered to sign for Barcelona to fill the void of Luiz Suarez.
The 30-year old Gabon international is at the peak of his career and is keen to play Champions League football for a top European club. Mikel Arteta has failed to agree to Aubameyang’s 300 thousand euros weekly wage demand and is compelled to list his club captain for 55 million euros in the next transfer window. Manchester United have also shown interest to sign the 2018-2019 Premier League top goal scorer.
Marcus Rashford’s injury has made it tough for the Red Devils to score goals. Offensive signings of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have helped United hit good form but have failed to help their side curb the goal-scoring drought.
After signing Alexis Sanchez and Robin Van Persie, Manchester United are keen to sign another Arsenal superstar to solve their problems offensively. Aubameyang’s move to Manchester United seems unlikely to happen as Ole Gunnar Solskajer has failed to lead his team into a commanding position to qualify for the Champions League this season.
Barcelona seems like the most plausible destination for the Gabon international. Aubameyang has always wanted to play in the Spanish league and was heavily linked to sign for Real Madrid before joining Arsenal in 2018. The ability to play regular champions league football at the peak of his career makes this move attractive for the Arsenal goal machine. Another attraction for the Gabon international is to follow the footsteps of Thierry Henry who is the Gunners most successful striker.
The move to sign Aubameyang would cost Barcelona around 55 million Euros.