Man United Linked With A Move For This Incredible £56m Forward: Good Move For The Red Devils?

According to a recent report by the Times (via the Metro), Arsenal will consider cashing in on their Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and have set an initial asking price of £56m, the same fee they paid to Borussia Dortmund to bring the striker to North London at the beginning of last year.

A talkSPORT journalist, Andy Goldstein had earlier reported (via the Express) that Manchester United were interested in securing the services of Aubameyang this summer when he said, “I’ve got someone on the inside, who every so often would tell me transfer gossip.

“I would say he’s got a quite high hit ratio… 75 to 25 per cent.

“He told me about Anthony Martial, which I tweeted two days before Man United even made their approach.

“He has told me United are interested in Aubameyang. He’s got two years left on his deal, is 30-years-old… he’s the finished article.

“United did something similar with [Robin] van Persie, and Romelu Lukaku is not doing it for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“I think it’s crazy money for a 30-year-old… £70million first offer.”

Aubameyang’s Brilliant Spell With The Gunners

The recent development will encourage the Red Devils as they look to bring in a prolific striker who can replace Romelu Lukaku in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team. The Gabon international had a fantastic season last term when he managed to win the golden boot along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after all three of them scored 22 goals each in the previous Premier League campaign.

Aubameyang was also consistent with his goal-scoring in Europe too when his eight goals in the UEFA Europa League helped Arsenal reach the final of the competition where they were eventually beaten by Chelsea, much to the dismay of the Gunners supporters.

What Will The Gabon International Add To Solskjaer’s Side?

Aubameyang is one of the fastest players in world football and is an accomplished finisher inside the opposition penalty box. However, he can sometimes lack the cutting edge in the final third, which could lead to him losing confidence. When the Gabonese forward is not firing on all cylinders, he can become a liability on the pitch.

The 30-year-old centre-forward featured in 51 matches for the Gunners last term, registering 31 goals while grabbing eight assists in all competitions. At 30, he still has a few years left in his tank to play at the highest level. Aubameyang is a natural goal-scorer who could be an ideal fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team at Old Trafford. 

Aubameyang’s Addition: Wise Move For Man United?

He will not only bolster Man United’s attacking options for the new campaign but will also add more goals to their side which could help them secure a top 4 berth in the upcoming campaign. Thus, the Red Devils will do well to sign him before the start of the new season as it is going to be a fantastic move for them in the short-term.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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