Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to save his presidential duties at Barcelona…
Barcelona’s pursuit of a striker has turned into a headache for the board of directors as their pursuit of Lautaro Martinez comes to no fruition nor is the signing of Timo Werner materializing. Having said that, the Blaugrana have realistically looked at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a potential signing going into the transfer window, Don Balon reports.
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Arsenal’s lethal number nine and the Premier League’s defending Golden Boot winner is fed up at the Emirates Stadium and the lack of silverware has given him all the more reason to be resented. Moreover, the Gunners are not likely to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and it looks more likely than ever that another of their stars will leave to try and win.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 31, but still manages to be one of the world’s top strikers and with living proof of his abilities in the Premier League there’s no reason why he would not do a good job in La Liga. As it is, his dream was to play in Spain with Real Madrid but joining the other Iberian giant wouldn’t see the Gabonese international mind one bit.
Josep Maria Bartomeu sees Aubameyang’s transfer as a luxurious arrival given the fact that his price is just 55 million euros, but the former Borussia Dortmund marksman guarantees 20 to 25 goals per season. Age does not seem to be a factor that’s hampering the forward’s abilities and that’s a major plus for Barca, whose core is ageing and deteriorating rapidly.
Signing Aubameyang for a sum of 55 million euros shouldn’t be all that tough for the Catalans, but it’s a failure in understanding why they wouldn’t spend just five million more on a player who is seven years younger and will probably demand a lesser wage. As such, Lionel Messi is not a big fan of signing the Arsenal man and rightly so.
While signing Lautaro Martinez or Neymar is probably beyond the club, they must not behave stingy in spending a few extra millions since securing a future must be of importance rather than bringing in an aged player who at best will do well for another three or four years and more so, when a World Cup winning striker like Antoine Griezmann is overlooked.
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