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New Price Tag Rules Newcastle Out Of Move For Striker

6 years ago
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A ludicrous transfer story emerged two weeks ago surrounding Newcastle and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The tale was that Borussia Dortmund were happy to sell Aubameyang after only a year with them in the Bundesliga.

Obviously the idea that Newcastle might actively bid for a credible striker might have sounded ridiculous to many of you, but where it got really bizarre was with regard to price.

The story was repeated everywhere in the media and stated that Newcastle were interested and Dortmund would be happy to sell for around £6m. This was a player who they’d paid £11m for only a year ago and who’d scored a very good sixteen goals in his first season in Germany.

The bit about the German club being interested in selling does seem to have credibility, with Bild reporting in Germany that Aubameyang has rejected the chance to go to AS Roma.

However, the price Dortmund are said to be looking for is £20m and not £6m, with the German club said to be interested in generating money to allow them to buy Roma’s Adem Ljajic.

The Gabon striker does seem to be on the market but the idea of Mike Ashley paying £20m is ‘slightly’ unrealistic.

However, Chelsea are also credited with an interest and with the forward able to play wide as well as through the middle he won’t be short of interest.

This is how we reported the transfer link on 14 June;

To a background of every major club desperately looking for players who can score goals, the transfer tale doing the rounds is that Newcastle United are after this striker and can have him if they offer just over £6m (8m Euros).

The club in question is Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, the player is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and whoever originally made up this story is unknown.

However, this transfer story is now circulating everywhere in the media, as though it is a credible report.

Funnily enough, strikers who score goals usually go up in value, not the other way round.

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