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Mike Ashley’s Personal Scouting Mission For Striker

8 years ago

Interesting reports from France that Mike Ashley has personally been taking a look at a player that Newcastle allegedly bid for in January.

The Chronicle are reporting that French media sources spotted Chief Scout Graham Carr accompanied by Ashley, as Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang played for Saint Etienne against Paris-Saint-Germain.

PSG went two goals up before Saint Etienne fought back for a 2-2 draw, though the striker didn’t score.

You may recall that back in January the French club felt forced to release the following statement and since then the player himself has said he expects to leave in the summer;

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.


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