The London giants would prefer to cash in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing, even if it means selling to PL rivals Red Devils. Man United have identified Gabon international as a top target ahead of the summer transfer window, with the coach reportedly hoping to entice him to Theatre of Dreams.
Pierre-Emerick has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past seven years, scoring 141 goals in 213 games for Borussia Dortmund and a further 61 goals in 96 matches for Gunners. Amid his substantial influence at Arsenal, Auba was named the new Gunners captain at the end of last year.
The 30-year-old centre-forward will have only 12 months left on his current deal come the summer, and the Gunners officials have accepted the fact he will not extend his stay in Arsenal. The Gabonese striker wants to be playing UCL football, and that appears unlikely at Arsenal, who are currently ninth in the PL and were knocked out of the UEL.
It is claimed Gunners would ‘prefer’ to sell Auba this summer rather than lose the footballer on a free transfer and could recoup almost all the £56m they paid for him three years ago if they sell to Man United. Barcelona are also interested in signing Aubameyang during the summer transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen his attacking options this summer and, in Aubameyang, he is targeting a proven Premier League goalscorer. Red Devils face competition from Barcelona and PSG in the race to sign Gunners centre-forward Aubameyang.