Report: Marseille want 'phenomenal' star to be their fourth signing from Arsenal
Arsenal have received mixed news as they look to offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month, with The Telegraph naming six European sides keen on signing the striker before the deadline passes.
Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since early December. And it had appeared that Mikel Arteta’s men may be able to offload him to a club in Saudi Arabia.
As noted by The Telegraph, both Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal offered to take the 32-year-old on loan. And his £350,000-a-week wages would have been covered.
However, The Telegraph claims that Aubameyang is not interested in either move. And with that, his raft of European admirers are set to come into play.
The Telegraph reports that Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, and Sevilla all want Aubameyang. However, the report adds that they are all unlikely to meet his wage demands.
Arsenal are wary of loaning Aubameyang to a European side. They fear ruing the decision to let him go. And obviously, having to pay some of his wages would not be ideal.
There are some attractive options on the table. Juventus can offer Champions League football. Meanwhile, Barca and Sevilla are in the Europa League. The latter is also challenging for the La Liga title.
Marseille meanwhile, have done plenty of business with the Gunners this season. They currently have William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi on loan. And Sead Kolasinac has also moved to Stade Vélodrome this month. Arsenal mutually terminated his contract.
Milan had Aubameyang on their books as a youngster. He left without making an appearance for the Rossoneri.
Aubameyang returning to Arsenal fold cannot be ruled out
It had been difficult to see Aubameyang playing for Arsenal again. His recent stint out of the side is not his first. And he has been stripped of the captaincy.
But Arsenal have struggled of late. They did not register a single win in January. And they have not scored in their last four.
Arsenal apparently want Alexander Isak. But if a new signing looks unlikely, Arteta has to consider handing Aubameyang a fresh chance.
He has previously been prolific in the Premier League. Arteta once labelled him ‘phenomenal‘. Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette has struggled in front of goal. And Eddie Nketiah has not taken the chances that have come his way.
Offloading Aubameyang could be hugely beneficial this month. But it no longer seems out of the question for the striker to make a dramatic return if a move falls through.
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