By all accounts, Arsenal FC forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants out of North London.
The 30-year-old striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Gunners this season but has refused to extend his contract with Arsenal past the 2021 season.
Arsenal risks losing their captain on a free transfer and given their financial situation, which has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, they can ill-afford to lose one of their prized assets for absolutely nothing.
This has led to numerous reports and speculation regarding Aubameyang’s future with FC Barcelona thought to be in the driver’s seat to land the Gabon international. Manchester United is another team that could use some help scoring goals and has been linked to Aubameyang.
Paris Saint-Germain was mentioned in the rumor mill with Aubameyang last January when it was believed that Edinson Cavani would leave for Atlético Madrid. El Matador remained in the French capital and Aubameyang stayed put…for now.
According to Mundo Deportivo, PSG continues to track the Arsenal striker as they expect both Cavani and Mauro Icardi to depart this summer. Cavani is out of contract and likely won’t be offered an extension at this point and Icardi’s loan from Inter Milan expires after the season.
PSG could retain Icardi as their primary striker but he appears to have eyes for a return to Italy and it would cost the Ligue 1 giants €70 million to retain him. The report out of Spain revealed that Aubameyang would cost around €50 million to €55 million for any team that wants to sign him.
Whether it’s Aubameyang or another player, PSG will need to find a world-class striker to pair with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. on the wings.
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