Days after starting the transfer market In winter in Europe, clubs are studying all possible alternatives to meet their needs with a view to the second part of the season. In that sense, Barcelona He urgently needs a striker and has set his sights on one of Arsenal’s stars: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
It is known that Xavi Hernández, coach of the Catalans, does not trust Luuk de Jong and wants a ‘9’ with presence and a good poster. So, the Gabonese fits the profile that the Spanish strategist is looking for. In fact, the Catalans have already tried in the past to take over the services of former Borussia Dortmund.
Now the context is favorable for the Blaugrana for what Aubameyang lives in London. On December 14, Mikel Arteta, DT of Arsenal, took away the captain’s belt from the African for returning late from a trip. In addition, Pep Guardiola’s former assistant left him out of the squad in the last three games.
Thus, the Daily Express pointed out that the ‘Gunners’ striker would seek an immediate solution and, due to fate, the opportunity for Barcelona appeared. However, ‘Auba’ has a contract with the English until mid-2023, so a transfer would cost the entity chaired by Joan Laporta very dearly.
In this sense, the cited source stated that Barça proposes to carry out a barter. While Xavi’s men join Aubameyang, Arsenal can have goalkeeper Neto, central Samuel Umtiti, midfielder Philippe Coutinho and winger Ousmane Dembéle, although the latter would come out of the equation, the renewal offered by the board is closed.
That said, the operation can meet the needs of both clubs. On the one hand, the Catalans get the forward they need. While the Londoners will add alternatives to the squad, in which some figures will leave in January during the African Cup of Nations.
Until the transfer dance begins, Aubameyang trains separately from the main group. The player was in 14 games in the current Premier League and only scored a total of four wins, a very poor record for the production he used to offer at his best in England and Germany.
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