Football News: Arsenal, Manchester United battle to lure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being eyed by powerhouse teams from the English Premier League. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Reckmann/Wikimedia)

English Premier League (EPL) archrivals Arsenal and Manchester United are going all out in an effort to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to their respective line ups.

The 26-year old Gabonese striker has gained the interest of the two powerhouse football clubs in England as he scored 27 goals in his 27 match appearances with Borussia Dortmund. As reported in the Metro, Arsenal is gunning to sign Aubameyang to strengthen their title chances bid without compromising other key players in their roster.

Aside from Aubameyang, the Gunners are working on the contracts on striker Alexis Sanchez and attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil.

However, Manchester United has placed their chips on the table as they laid out a £70 million ($101.54 million) contract in hopes to land Aubameyang this summer. Red Devil’s Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has forecasted that there will be a major acquisition by the summer, this despite the dismal performance of the squad under Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United is also reportedly has set eyes on Robert Lewandowski, Neymar and Gareth Bale.

Aside from Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool is also reported pursuing Aubameyang, who was named as CAF’s African Footballer of the Year and the first Gabonese player to win the plum. His style of play is best described as a versatile player aside from ball control, dribbling ability and good field vision for an assist to teammates.

Aubameyang is the son of former Gabonese International Pierre Aubameyang and his mother is Spanish. Together with his siblings Catilina and Willy they played for Milan youth teams.

Whichever team lands Aubameyang, the English Premier League will surely be colorful and busy during the summer as other teams will be trying to bolster their rosters to level up the game.

Photo Courtesy: Tim Reckmann/Wikimedia

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