Manchester City have been backed to join the race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona.
According to a report published by The Sun, Manchester City have been backed expected to join the pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is looking to move away from Arsenal this summer.
It has become increasingly clear that Aubameyang has no intentions of staying at Arsenal once the season calls curtains.
The Gabonese international has been a revelation for the Gunners ever since his arrival in January 2018. He won the Golden Boot award in his first full season in English football, scoring 22 goals and setting up 5 in 26 appearances.
The 30-year-old has showed no signs of slowing down this season, and has already netted 17 times in 26 games in the Premier League.
Aubameyang’s contract is set to run out in June, 2021, and the striker has shown no intentions of extending his stay in North London. And with Arsenal looking to ease up their financial burden, they could be forced to sell their best player.
The former Dortmund forward is on the radar of a lot of top clubs including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. And now, Manchester City have been urged to poach him as a short-term Sergio Aguero replacement, who’s turning 32 this June.
Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas believes that joining Pep Guardiola’s side could be the right move for the Gabonese. In a conversation with Sporting Life (h/t The Sun), he said”
“He was only a star at Dortmund. If he is thinking about leaving, are Manchester United going to give you more opportunities as it stands? I do not think so. Would he get into Liverpool’s side? No.
“Manchester City could be an option so that he could replace Sergio Aguero, but the only alternatives are two giants of Spain, but I do not think he is that type.”
Aubameyang has shown his versatility at Arsenal playing as across the front-three to accommodate other players. This skill will definitely attract Pep Guardiola who is always on the look-out for utility players.
Arsenal might have a bidding war to deal with so many clubs interested in getting Aubameyang’s signature, but in order to avoid losing him for free next year, Mikel Arteta should offload him to the earliest bid.