Spanish Club Planning Blockbuster Move for Embattled Arsenal Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Spanish Club Planning Blockbuster Move for Embattled Arsenal Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:50 PM
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  • Aubameyang might have played his last game in the colours of Arsenal as Spanish club Barcelona are looking to sign the striker
  • The Gabonese was stripped of his captaincy at Premier League club Arsenal and has also been dropped from the first team
  • With Sergio Aguero forced to retire last week, the Catalan giants are desperately in search for another top striker

Spanish club Barcelona are reportedly making a move to land embattled Arsenal, star Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, to the Camp Nou in January, Complete Sports reports.

However, the Catalan club which is currently enmeshed in financial crisis might not be able to pay the player’s £350,000 current weekly.

It was gathered that the Spanish club are already monitoring the player’s situation after he was ordered to train alone since he was stripped of the captaincy.

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Aubameyang on the radar of Spanish club Barcelona. Photo: Shaun Botterill
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Aubameyang might not feature for Arsenal until he heads to Africa Cup of Nations with Gabon which starts in January.

Barcelona are in the market to land a new striker as replacement for Sergio Aguero who was forced to retire last week.

Daily Mail are also reporting that Manchester City star Ferran Torres is also high on the La Liga club’s watch list but he could cost them a whopping £50 million.

Another Barca target is Edinson Cavani but Manchester United are hoping to keep the Uruguayan striker.

After agreeing a new 12-month contract in the summer, Cavani has made just three starts for United this season due to a tendon problem in his leg and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea target Barcelona’s Sergino Dest

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to sign Barcelona star Sergino Dest ahead of the January transfer window.

The Blues are keen to reinforce their defence options after Ben Chilwell suffered a potentially season-ending injury.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers have set their sights on landing Dest who can play on both flanks, with his versatility now his biggest selling point.

It was gathered that US international is already staring at a bleak future at Camp Nou especially after the return of Dani Alves in January which has now put Dest's position under threat.

Morocco drop Ziyech from AFCON squad

Sports Brief earlier reported that Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has shockingly been left out of Morocco's squad for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.

Ziyech becomes of the highest-profile players plying their trade in the Premier League to be snubbed for the competition.

Goal reports the former Ajax star was overlooked due to an ongoing feud between him and Morocco national team head coach, Vahid Halilhodzic.

Back in September, Halilhodzic divulged that his patience with Ziyech had been pushed beyond breaking point.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.