Paris Saint-Germain plot summer move for £35m-rated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Paris Saint-Germain have taken an interest in the outgoing Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the latest reports

    Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Manchester United are all harboring interest in Aubameyang, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the next season.

    Since Arsenal so far failed to convince the 30-year-old forward to extend his stay at the Emirates, they may be forced to offload him in the summer to avoid the risk of losing him for free in 12 months.

    Also, the fact that the Gabonese star will soon enter the final year of his contract means the Premier League side will not be in a strong bargaining position when the negotiations over his departure take place.

    In fact, Aubameyang will reportedly be available for around £35million, which represents a significant markdown on the £56million Arsenal paid to take him away from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

    As reported by The Sun, the striker’s relatively small price tag has made Paris Saint-Germain take him into consideration, as they prepare for life after Edinson Cavani.

    Moreover, the perennial Ligue 1 champions seem likely to skip the option to sign the Inter Milan loanee Mauro Icardi permanently due to the rising financial concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Although the Argentinean goal-machine enjoyed an impressive loan spell at the Parc des Princes, he may have to return to his parent club as a consequence of the financial fallout.

    Comparing to Icardi’s £56million buy-out clause, Aubameyang’s price tag seems quite more affordable, which could prevail in the end.

    Inter, who are also huge admirers of the lightning-quick forward, have thought about using their former captain as an enticement to lure the Arsenal talisman.

    Indeed, the Nerazzurri are likely to be robbed off Lautaro Martinez, who seems increasingly likely to join Barcelona when the transfer window reopens for business. 

    Aubameyang has been one of the rare bright spots in an otherwise underwhelming season for Arsenal, clocking up 20 goals in 32 outings in all competitions before the pandemic halted proceedings.

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