GEN0002_Pierre-Emerick_Aubameyang_NUFCNewcastle target, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said that he believes that St.Etienne will be looking to cash in on him in the summer.

In an interview with beINSport over in France the striker said;

“Everything has been exaggerated a little. I said I’d not leave during the winter transfer window and then see what develops.

The club can do some good business (in the summer) with me and I think they will want to sell me”.

These latest comments from the player come after he was reported as saying he needed a ‘new challenge’ (see our article Newcastle Strike Target Says He Wants Move which also contains video footage of a cracking Aubameyang goal).

In the January window there was intense speculation that Newcastle wanted the striker and St.Etienne released this official statement;.

Official Statement – Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne

After rumours about a possible departure of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang  to Newcastle published today in several media, AS Saint-Etienne wishes to clarify that the player, his agent and club officials have declined by mutual agreement all proposals that have been submitted so far.

Recognizing the importance of the challenges facing the ASSE until the end of the season, Pierre Aubameyang Emercik has always shown a desire to complete the sports project at the expense of financial aspects.

It certainly seems as though both club and player are preparing for the striker to leave this summer, with Newcastle desperate to add another striker it could well be one to keep an eye on. As one of only two forwards to outscore Yoan Gouffran in France in the 18 months before Gouffran joined Newcastle, he could be a great buy.

9 comments
LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Well said Arty, you've certainly got to grips with these new fangled computers a lot better than Lee Ryder.

1957
1957

Great piece and a welcome departure from the recycled Chronicle articles that we see too often.

The two things that stand out for me, you are right that pre Sky the club needed to keep us coming through the turnstiles to function financially, not so now and in a league awash with money once you fail to invest on a regular basis in playing staff it is difficult if not impossible to get back to the top table and the additional European riches that brings.

Morpeth mag
Morpeth mag

This is one of the best written pieces that ive seen on this site,,, well done Arty,,,

desree
desree

Thanks Arty, I wish we had blokes like you on the fans forum. A really well articulated opinion with a lot of substance.

ilullissat
ilullissat

Has anyone done a comparison based on percentage spent per personal wealth on Newcastle United.Ashley could spend more of his wealth and he wouldnt miss it.He seems to make money for moneys sake and for all the faults that the past owners have had they will pale into insignifance compared to this current owner.I think Ashley has some kind if OCD disorder

Andgeo
Andgeo

Ashley is a complete failure at running/owning a football club. After 8 years of repeated mistakes and disrespect, he must sell up and get out of our club. Ashley out! Clueless!

magpiefifer
magpiefifer

Excellent article Arty - I can't disagree with anything you've detailed,but I'm sure there will be some who can - especially those who renewed their season tickets!

ilullissat
ilullissat

Ashley is the richest owner this club has ever had.He dwarfs all the past owners and yet he has achieved nothing.The club has achievied nothing in the last four decades but some of the football was a lot bloody better than what is being dished up today