Our colleagues from France Football reports that the Spanish side of Real Madrid have made an initial investigation into Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners spent $ 64 million to acquire the Dortmund player in January 2018, but are now in a situation where his contract expires in 12 months this summer, with no contract extension in sight.
An intermediary summarized the situation of PEA at the above point of sale as follows:
“On the market, a serial goalscorer like Aubameyang is valued at 50 million euros as he enters the last year of his contract. But I think Arsenal will do whatever it can to keep it. I see them more likely to sell Lacazette and take on another major attacker. “
The Gunners have a fight to keep the former St Etienne player, especially if they don’t have Champions League football to offer for a new season. Either Arsenal must offer him a supernormal salary, or agree to lose him for nothing in June 2021.
The option of a sale should therefore not be excluded at this stage: Barcelona has been mentioned in the press as an option in recent weeks, mainly because Aubameyang’s father recently acquired a house in the Catalan region. France Football have no information on the interest of the FCB but can confirm that Real Madrid has made an initial investigation for the player.
They point out that Los Blancos has not gone further than this at this point, with Zidane looking for solutions that could work well with Benzema, or even to replace it, especially if the disrupted schedule of COVID-19 for the match day requires that a large number of matches must be played in a short period of time. Aubameyang’s versatility is also of interest to Inter Milan.