Apparently, the Red Devils are looking to shock everyone around the world by testing their luck on Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
According to Express, Manchester United are looking to make an audacious bid for Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker has been a huge success for the Gunners since arriving from Borussia Dortmund and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could make their move.
Aubameyang scored 31 goals for the London outfit in all competitions last summer and is one of the most lethal strikers in the game today. Indeed, United could do with a striker of such calibre. While most of Arsenal’s star players floundered last season, Aubameyang was a modicum of consistency.
And talksSport presenter, Andy Goldstein has said that Manchester United are indeed looking at Aubameyang. Reportedly Solskjaer is keen on bringing the former Saint-Etienne man to Old Trafford.
The club currently lacks an experienced and consistent performer up top. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t had a great career at the club so far. Anthony Martial never gives great vibes while Marcus Rashford is too young and lacks the right decision making capabilities.
“I’ve got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip,” Goldstein said on Monday night.
“I would say he has a hit-ratio of about, quite high, 75-25. He’s told me quite a few that have happened. Not just at United but other clubs as well.
“He told me about Anthony Martial, which I tweeted I think two days before United even approached. It was one of them ‘how do you know?’, one of those.
“He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang.
“He’s got two years left on his deal, he is 29 years old, he is the finished article. United did something similar with [Robin] van Persie, Romelu Lukaku isn’t doing it for Solskjaer, I’m led to believe.
“Do you want to know the number I’m being told? How much?
“I think it’s crazy money for a 29-year-old, two years left on his deal, scores goals, finished article.
“[£70m] is what I’m being told. There’s a first offer. He’s only got two years left and in a year’s time he can go.
“If you’re at Arsenal and you’re in roughly the same sort of place as United at the moment and United come in for you, where would you go?
“I think he fits quite well [at United].
“I’m not saying it’s going to happen but the person who told me as I said is a 75-25.”