This though is the type of signing that would reassure fans there will be no repeat of last season’s near disaster, but unless Aubameyang is already in the (Newcastle United) bag, then talk of bidding wars and interest from other clubs leaves me less than optimistic.
The player has been linked with United for some months and the French club were forced to make a statement in response to claims that the player was on his way to St.James’ Park in the January window. The statement name-checked the Newcastle link and said the player would be staying at least until the end of the season just ended.
In that winter transfer window, St.Etienne were forced to release the following statement after reports that Newcastle had made a bid for striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Now it has been confirmed that Newcastle did indeed make an offer of around £8m in January which was knocked back.
One positive would be that Gabon have not qualified for the upcoming African Cup Of Nations, though the downside may be that Jonas won’t fancy having to share the dressing room with another superhero (see photo).