Man United & Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Speaking on Talksport radio on Tuesday night, host Andy Goldstein dropped a bombshell rumour.
Goldstein claimed that Manchester United are considering a move for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Man United have previously signed Alexis Sanchez and Robin van Persie from the Gunners.
Aubameyang was the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer in 2018-19 with 22 goals.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Sadio Mane also shared the Golden Boot award with the Arsenal attacker.
Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund, remains under contract with the Gunners until 2021.
Aubameyang & China
Before delving into what Andy Goldstein actually said, it’s worth noting that Aubameyang has previously been linked with a possible switch to the Chinese Super League.
A few weeks ago, the Times reported that Aubameyang is now a target for two Chinese Super League clubs.
The Times claimed that Aubameyang could receive a big pay hike if he moves to China. He could agree a £300,000-per-week salary.
— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelenaLee) June 3, 2019
So what about this Man United rumour?
Here’s what Andy Goldstein said on Talksport regarding Man United’s interest in Arsenal’s Aubameyang:
I’ve got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip.
I would say he has a hit-ratio of about, quite high, 75-25. He’s told me quite a few that have happened. Not just at United but other clubs as well.
I think it’s crazy money for a 29-year-old, two years left on his deal, scores goals, finished article.
[£70m] is what I’m being told. There’s a first offer. He’s only got two years left and in a year’s time he can go.
If you’re at Arsenal and you’re in roughly the same sort of place as United at the moment and United come in for you, where would you go?
I think he fits quite well [at United].
I’m not saying it’s going to happen but the person who told me as I said is a 75-25.
“I’ve got somebody on the inside…”
“He’s told me that Man United are interested in signing Aubameyang.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 18, 2019