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
Jimmywayhay
Jimmywayhay

He's a gambler who plays the percentages ,no investment players sold players loaned out ,etc all accountancy tactics to make maximum profit ,if it comes off ,he's quids in ,if not ,a one season return to the premiership .He nearly paid the price last season with this buisness plan and hasn't changed his policies ,this could be the season the percentages are wrong !

Stephen Richards
Stephen Richards

35-40000 max yesterday after boycotting the spurs game myself I was shocked to see how many people hadn't bothered

toon tony
toon tony

Oops. ..saw a picture of Jabba the Hutt and thought it was an advert for the new Star Wars film.

A lex
A lex

Yes. For some reason, some people call him thick-skinned. In reality, he is anything but - the slightest bit of 'anti' stuff, and he hides or throws his toys out.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

@A lex Yes - I've no idea why people think he's such a hard man.


A southern powder puff, and nothing more.

Pulse33
Pulse33

Most surprising thing is that we managed 4 points

Bearsize
Bearsize

Hmm i figured mike was hiding as per, join the boycott against him? Have i missed the sarcasm here? Hope so