As a possible indication of the rise of the Bundesliga in terms of both success on and off the pitch (money), Aunabeyang looks like he will be at Dortmund next season, while Zouma may well end up at Wolfsburg.
So do you think that Mike Ashley will ever pay more than £16m for a player? When answering I think two things should be kept in mind; how long you guess he might be sticking around and then also how ambitious do you think Newcastle’s owner is in making the club successful?
The story on le10sport also reports that while there is this fee to be agreed, the deal is imminent, and as proof of that they say Aubameyang is now in Germany completing his medical in preparation for the final agreement to be signed and sealed. From a Newcastle perspective, this makes previous claims in the local/national press of an 18m Euros offer by United look a ‘little’ weak.
While today it was again repeated in local and national newspapers that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was still Newcastle and Joe Kinnear’s top target, there are instead reports that the striker is on his way to Borussia Dortmund.
It seems that the move of the ASSE ‘s (St.Etienne’s) Aubameyang going to Dortmund is going … slowly. Are the positions of the two clubs so far apart? However, we understand that a Dortmund representative arrived in Saint-Etienne this morning.
However, this was also the source that reported Newcastle United were in talks with a spectacular move for £28m Wayne Rooney so I’d take this with a pinch of salt. It appears Sports Direct News are about as informed as Alan Pardew when it comes to Newcastle United transfer targets.
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.
Aubameyang has been much talked about but Zouma looks an oustanding prospect. He’s only 18 but after making his debut at the age of only 16 he’s gone on to make 40 senior appearances at such a young age and at 6ft 2 cuts a powerful figure, with the added bonus of notching four goals from centre-back already. Zouma has played at every level of international football for France up to Under 20s.