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St.Etienne Claims That Aubameyang Moved To Germany For Less Than Anzhi, Rubin & Newcastle Offered

8 years ago

When Newcastle (and others) were said to be interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, St.Etienne made clear that the player wouldn’t be moving mid-season but that they had agreed the would do their best to fit in with the striker’s preferences come this summer.

It appears that they have been true to their word because it is reported in France today that St.Etienne turned down higher offers from Anzhi, Rubin Kazan and Newcastle United, than that offered by Borussia Dormund.

This is how ButFootballClub relayed the news today (thanks as always to Pierre for the translation);

ASSE – INFO BUT! Pourquoi le club a refusé de meilleures offres pour Aubame

ASSE – INFO BUT! Why the club (ASSE) has refused better offers for Aubame (Aubameyang’s nickname)

We now  know since Thursday that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will wear a Borussia Dortmund shirt next season. The finalists of the last Champions League have spent €13 million ( plus €2 million bonus) to secure the services of the Gabon International

In doing so, the owners of Etienne kept their word: they had indeed promised to let PEA choose his destination, as long as the offer made to  them was acceptable. The 23 year old having favoured the sporting challenge offered by Borussia Dortmund, ASSE (St.Etienne) had turned its back on higher offers made by Anzhi Makhachkala, Rubin Kazan and Newcastle.

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