Former Liverpool ace Stephen Warnock has urged the Reds to make a move for the outgoing Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports say
Aubameyang has yet to extend his deal with Arsenal that runs out at the end of the next season and could be on his way out of north London in the coming months.
Desperate not to see another star leave for free, the Gunners are ready to cash in on their stalwart this summer if they struggle to tie him down to a new contract.
A host of Europe’s elite clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan, already have their sights on the 31-year-old forward.
Aubameyang has been a rare bright spot in otherwise an underwhelming season for Arsenal, gobbling 22 goals and two assists in 36 appearances across all competitions.
Liverpool are on the lookout for a new attacking option, as Jurgen Klopp looks to add a new piece to his well-structured attacking set-up.
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Now, the former Reds man, Stephen Warnock, has told the Merseyside giants to go for the ex-Borussia Dortmund talisman.
“If I was Jurgen Klopp, I’d be going for him with a year left on his contract, and you’re wanting a goalscorer who can either come off the bench or play on a regular basis,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live, as relayed by the Liverpool Echo.
“He will challenge the front three, he doesn’t need time to settle, you know he’s proven, he knows the manager and the manager knows what he’s about.
“Aubameyang will be on big wages, but he won’t cost you big money to get him out with a year left on his contract and the age that he’s at.
“Would Aubameyang like to go to a club like Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United?
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“From his point of view, being a squad player at 31, competing for Champions League, competing for leagues, and he will win some trophies going to one of those three clubs – that’s what he wants at the end of his career.
“And when you retire, to have that association with one of those clubs, as well as Arsenal, as well as Borussia Dortmund, what a CV you’ve got then.”