Aubameyang Confirms His Interest In Newcastle, Only Small Detail Is 20m Euros…
As July and pre-season training rapidly approaches, Newcastle United’s ‘quest’ for at least one badly needed striker goes on.
With various/numerous names put forward/invented over the last five or six weeks, one that hasn’t gone away is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St.Etienne.
Last night we exclusively brought you a story from regarding claims of a potential [intlink id=”30589″ type=”post”]£25m double move for Aubameyang and team-mate Kurt Zouma[/intlink] and adding fuel to the transfer fire, the striker himself has said this to Sky Sports;
“I will choose England before any alternative destination.
“It has always been my dream to play in one of the top two leagues in the world.
Newcastle United is a good club and James’ Park is a monumental stadium, with passionate fans.”
The report also mentions claims that Newcastle have already bid 18m Euros but Russian club Anzhi have had a 20m Euros (just over £17m) offer accepted. However, it is unlikely that Russia is the other league that Aubameyang dreams of playing in.
Our guesstimate is that obviously St.Etienne want as much much as possible for their prize asset and are making it clear what they would accept; around that 20m Euros/£17m figure.
Sky Sports further report that with the player still away on holiday, it is expected that a move to wherever will be sorted on his return in the next couple of weeks. In this mad transfer world we live in, funny how Aubameyang was able and ready to be giving an interview to Sky when he is on his jollies, especially when it is hard to see what benefit there is to him, unless you were really cynical and would suggest he wanted to maybe make clear to other English clubs that the Premier League is where he wants to be.
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