Manchester United, Arsenal tussle for Aubameyang transfer

Manchester United, Arsenal tussle for Aubameyang transfer

Struggling to get into the English Premier League (EPL) top four has been the main concern for Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. David Moyes failed; Louis Van Gaal just made it once and is trying really hard to make it again this year as the Old Trafford board looks for a major summer transfer upheaval to the squad, again.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been sensational for Borussia Dortmund this season. The former AC Milan youth team player has bagged 30 goals in 34 appearances for Dortmund this season, as reported by

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The international from Gabon is a hot property for all the top teams at the moment and a move to the Premier League beckons the 26-year-old. $134 million is the reported price of Aubameyang that Dortmund wants for their striker and anything less will be considered inappropriate, as reported by Metro.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United require a world class striker leading their line next season. Both have the money to spend and both will spend big next summer. Hence, all the odds add up for the duo to make an approach to sign Aubameyang.

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford looks bleak and is expected to leave the job at the end of this season. Regardless of the Dutchman’s future at the Theater of Dreams, the United hierarchy knows that they require a striker who can score 20 goals a season. Hence, Aubameyang is a priority for them.

Arsenal meanwhile has been plagued with missing out on the Premier League title to Leicester City this season and will try to make amends by finally signing a world class striker they have been devoid of. Many names are circulating to make way to the Emirates, but Aubameyang seems like a target who actually has the possibility to play for the Gunners. The Arsenal board just need to ensure that they meet the striker’s valuation stated by Dortmund.

Aubameyang scored against Werder Bremen last weekend as Dortmund won the match 3-2. Manchester United scouts were present at the stadium to watch the Gabon forward’s brilliance, according to Daily Mail.

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